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R974.45 A552 / 

Property of the 
MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 

Andover, Mass. 

1945-1949 







MEMORIAL HALL 
LIBRARY 

Andover, Massachusetts 
475-6960 



TOWN OF 

ANDOVER 

MASSACHUSETTS 




ANNUAL REPORT 

of the 

TOWN OFFICERS 



For the Fiscal Year Ending 
DECEMBER 31, 1945 



INDEX 



PAGE 

Accounting Taxes and Assessments 99 
Aid to Dependent Children 78 

Aid to Dependent Children 

Administration 78-79 

American Legion Quarters 91 

Andover Post 2128 V.F.W. 92 

Animal Inspector 59 

Appropriations for 1945 43 

Armistice Day 93 

Assessments and Receipts (B.P.W.) 103 

Assessors 56, 123 

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax 102, 123 

Municipal Properties and Public 

Improvements 124 



PAGE 

Finance Committee 57 
Finance Committee Recommend- 
ations 209 
Fire Department 64, 149 
Forest Fires 68 

Garbage Collection 70 

General Government 

Election and Registration 59 

Municipal Buildings 61 

Town Officers 4 

Hazleton Land Purchase 89 

Highway Maintenance 72 



Balance Sheet 114 

Board of Appeals 126 

Board of Health 68, 155 

Board of Public Welfare 77, 143 

Aid to Dependent Children 78 

Infirmary 81 

Old Age Assistance 79 

Veterans' Services 82, 145 

Board of Public Works 187 

Accounts Receivable 114 

Assessments and Receipts 103 

Highways 72 

Sewers 71 

Snoiv Removal and Sanding 75 

Water Maint. and Construction 94 

Bonds, Redemption of See Town Debt 

Building Inspector 65, 162 

Building New Sidewalks 73 

Building Playground 89 

Care and Treatment of Tubercular 

Patients 69 

Cemetery Funds 107 

Civilian Defense 60 

Damages to Persons and Property 91 
Departmental Accounts Receivable 104 
Dog Officer 59 

Election and Registration 59 

Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital 70 
Excess and Deficiency Account 106 

Expenditures for 1945 54 



Improving Water System 95 

Insurance 92 

Interest 97 

John Cornell Fund 106 

Jury List 171 

Maturing Debt 97 

Memorial Day 93 

Memorial Hall Library 86, 175 

Library Statistics 185 

Report of Librarian 176 

Trustees 175 

Milk Inspector 158 

Moderator 57 

Moth Suppression 66, 166 

Moth Assessments 102, 103 

Motor Vehicles Excise Taxes 102 

Municipal Buildings 61 

Municipal Properties and Public 

Improvements 124 

Note Premium Account 92 

Old Age Assistance 79 
Old Age Assistance 

Administration 80-81 

Overlay 103-104 

Pay Tuition Bills— Tewksbury 87 

Parks and Playgrounds 87 

Perambulation of Town Bounds 58 
Personal Taxes 1943-1944-1945 

99-100-101 

"Also see School Report 



r* 



*> 



Planning Board 59, 125 

Playground Committee 89, 135 

Police Department 62, 151 

Poll Taxes 1943-1944-1945 99-100 

Pomps Pond Bathing Beach 90 

Printing Town Reports 93 

Public Dump 70 

Purchase Combination Pump 65 

Purchase Compressor 97 

Purchase Dwyer Land 74 

Purchase Hussey's Pond 91 

Purchase Police Car 63 

Purchase Snow Loader 76 

Purchase Under Water Light 63 

Purchase U. S. Govt. Securities 54 



Rationing Board 
Real Estate Taxes 1943 
Receipts for 1945 
Recreational Program 
Repair and Paint Bleachers 
Reserve Fund 
Retirement Report 
River Road Improvement 



61 

99-100-101 

47 

90, 136 



140 

75 






* School Department 83 
Sealer of Weights and Measures 66, 169 

Selective Service Board 138 

Selectmen 54 

Sewers 71 

Assessments 103 

Improving Sewer System 71 

Snow Removal and Sanding 75 

Spring Grove Cemetery 96, 168 
State Aided Vocational Education 87 

State Audit 38 

State Census 58 

State Guard 64 

Street Lighting 76 

Tax Collector 56, 121 

Summary of Tax Collector s Cash 

Account 122 

Town Debt 113 

Tax Title Account 101 

Tax Title Possessions 102 

Three Hundredth Anniversary 132 



PACE 

Town Accountant 42, 55 

Accounting Taxes and Assessments 99 
Appropriations for 1945 43 

Balance Sheet 114 

Board of Public Works Accounts 

Receivable 114 

Departmental Accounts Receivable 104 
Director of Accounts 38 

Excess and Deficiency Account 106 
Expenditures for 1945. 54 

John Cornell Fund 106 

Maturing Debt 97 

Overlay 103 

Receipts for 1945 47 

Reserve Fund 99 

Town Debt 113 

* Trustees, Punchard Free School 109 
Water Accounts Receivable, 105 

Town Clerk 37, 57 



Town Counsel 
Town Debt 
Town Infirmary 
Town Meetings 

Proceedings 

Warrants 
Town Officers 
Town Physician 
Town Scales 
Treasurer 
Tree Warden 
Trucks, Garage 

Maintenance 
Trust Funds 



and Repair 



58 
113 
148 

13, 35 

13, 211 

4 

161 

94 

55, 120 

67, 163 

Shop 

73 
108 



'Trustees of Punchard Free School 109 



Veterans" Services 
Vital Statistic^ 



145 
37 



Water Accounts Receivable 105 

Water and Sewerage Investigation 

96, 128 
Water Department 94 

Water Liens Added to Taxes 1945 101 
Water Maint. and Construction 94 

Wire Inspector 66, 170 

■ : Also see School Report 



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Town Officers 

ELECTED AND APPOINTED 

Moderator 
Howell F. Shepard 

Board of Selectmen and Public Welfare 

Roy E. Hardy, Chairman Term expires 1948 

J. Everett Collins, Secretary Term expires 1947 

Edward P. Hall Term expires 1946 

George H. Winslow, Clerk 

Arthur W. Cole, Agent, Bureau, Old Age Assistance, W elf are 
Board 

Francis P. Markey, Veterans" Affairs Agent 

Board of Assessors 

Roy E. Hardy, Chairman Term expires 1948 

J. Everett Collins Term expirees 1947 

Edward P. Hall Term expires 1946 

Assistant Assessors and Registrars 

Edith R. H. Kitchin Ernest N. Hall 

Fred Cheney Louise Manock 

Leonard Elliott May L. Noves 

Town Clerk 
George H. Winslow Term expires 1948 

Collector of Taxes 
James P. Christie Term expires 1946 

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Treasurer 

Thaxter Eaton Term expires 1947 

Town Accountant Town Counsel 

*Mary C. Regan Walter C. Tomlinson 
George C. Napier 

Board of Retirement 

*Mary C. Regan, Chairman Term expires 1946 

George C. Napier, Chairman Term expires 1946 

Edmond E. Hammond Term expires 1946 

George H. Winslow, Secretary 

Board of Public Works 

Sidney P. White, Chairman Term expires 1947 

William F. Barron, Secretary Term expires 1946 

Fred W. Doyle Term expires 1948 

Edward A. Doyle Term expires 1948 

P. LeRoy Wilson Term expires 1946 

Charles T. Gilliard, Superintendent 
Edward R. Lawson, Assistant Superintendent 

School Committee 

Arthur R. Lewis, Chairman Term expires 1948 

* Jerome W. Cross, Jr. Term expires 1948 
Barbara A. Loomer Term expires 1948 
William A. Doherty, Secretary Term expires 1946 
John S. Moses Term expires 1946 
Malcolm B. McTernen Term expires 1946 
Dorothy T. Partridge Term expires 1947 
Katharine A. Baldwin Term expires 1947 
Gordon M. Thompson Term expires 1 ( M7 

* Ed ward I. Erickson, Superintendent 
Kenneth L. Sherman, Superintendent 

^Resigned 



Attendance Officer School Physician 

John Campbell Philip W. Blake, M.D. 

Athletic Medical Director School Nurse 

Harry C. East, M.D. Ruth E. Westcott, R.N. 

Director. Continuation School 
Carl M. Gahan 

Board of Health 

Percy J. Look, M.D., Chairman Term expires 1946 

tFranklin H. Stacey, Secretary Term expires 1948 

William V. Emmons Term expires 1947 

Charles 0. McCullom Term expires 1946 

Lotta M. Johnson, R.N., JSurse and Agent 

Alfred C. Stacey, B.T.C., Milk Inspector 

Inspector of Slaughtering 
Ray S. Youmans 

Inspector of Buildings Inspector of Plumbing 

John J. Driscoll Alexander Thomson 

Planning Board and Board of Survey 

Edward P. Hall, Chairman Term expires 1946 

Sidney P. White Term expires 1947 

Leon A. Field Term expires 1948 

Walter Tomlinson Term expires 1949 

Frederick E. Cheever Term expires 1950 

^Resigned 
tDeceased 



Inspector of Wires 
William J. Young 



Sealer of Weights & Measures 

Lewis N. Mears 

Wilson Crawford, Deputy 



Trustees of Memorial Hall Library 



*Mary Byers Smith, Chairman 


Term 


expires 


1947 


John D. Little 


Term 


expires 


1950 


Winsor Gale, Secretary and Treasurer 


Term 


expires 


1948 


fNathan C. Hamblin 


Term 


expires 


1949 


Caroline P. Leavitt 


Term 


expires 


1946 


Henry G. Tyer 


Term 


expires 


1951 


Leo F. Daley 


Term 


expires 


1952 


Claude M. Fuess 


Term 


expires 


1946 


Miriam Putnam, Librarian 









Trustees of Punchard Free School 

Rev. Frederick B. Noss, President 

f Rev. Donald H. Savage 

Rev. John S. Moses 

Rev. Leslie J. Adkins 

Edmond E. Hammond, Clerk & Treasurer Term expires 1946 

William A. Trow Term expires 1946 

Roy E. Hardy Term expires 1946 

Henrv G. Tyer Term expires 1946 

Charles C. Kimball Term expires 1946 

*Resigned 
fDeceased 



Trustees of Cornell Fund 

Edward P. Hall Term expires 1947 

Arthur W. Cole Term expires 1948 

Frederick E. Cheever, Treasurer Term expires 1946 



Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery 

Frank R. Petty, Chairman Term expires 1948 

^Clifford W. Dunnells Term expires 1947 

Malcolm E. Lundgren Term expires 1947 

Fred G. Cheney Term expires 1948 

Clifford E. Marshall Term expires 1946 

Frederick E. Cheever Term expires 1946 

Jesse E. West, Superintendent 



Board of Registrars 

Ralph A. Bailey, Chairman Term expires 1948 

John W. Stark Term expires 1947 

Eugene A. Zalla Term expires 1946 
George H. Winslow, Clerk 



Finance Committee 

Harvey G. Turner, Chairman Hugh Bullock 

Ralph A. Woodcock, Secretary Louis S. Finger 

George A. Stanley, Jr. Ellsworth H. Lewis 
Wallace E. Brimer 

^Resigned 



Supervised Play Committee 

Stafford Lindsay, Chairman Harry I. Emmons 

Charles J. Bailey Richard O'Brien 

James Gillen Mrs. George Brown 

fHarold L. Peters Francis P. Markey 

Committee To Study Recreation 

Stafford Lindsay, Chairman George A. Stanley, Jr. 

Frank Dunn, Secretary William R. Hill 

Mitchell Johnson 

Superintendent of Moth Department 
George R. Abbott Appointed Annually 

Tree Warden 
George R. Abbott Term expires 1947 

Pomps Pond Committee 

Edward Lefebvre, Chairman 
John Schemer Raymond L. Hall 

Board of Appeals 

James S. Eastham, Chairman Term expires 1946 

Roy E. Hardy, Secretary Term expires 1947 

fWalter M. Lamont Term expires 1948 

Edward P. Hall Term expires 1948 

Walter C. Tomlinson, Associate Member 

Town Physician 
John J. Hartigan, M.D. 

t Deceased 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 

Charles E. Buchan, Chief 
Albert Cole, Deputy Chief 

Central Station — Permanent Men 
Kerr A. Sparks, Lieutenant Gordon Coutts 

Ralph Baker Benjamin Brown, Prov. App. 

Henry Pomeroy James Deyermond, Prov. App. 

Alexander MacKenzie Hector Keith, Prov. App. 

Timothy Madden *John Cole 

Central Station — Call Men 
Frederick L. Collins, Captain 

William Collins Joseph Connors 
Archibald D. Maclaren Ralph Greenwood, Jr. 

Edward Downs James Moore 

Frank Nelligan Sanborn Caldwell 

Winthrop K. White Wilson Crawford 

Howell Shepard David Sime 

Lee Noyes George Adams 

Ralph Draper James Williams 
Herbert Brown 

Station No. 2 — Permanent Men 
Charles Murnane Albert Cole, Jr. 

Station No. 2 — Call Men 
Foster Matthews, Clerk 

Eugene Zalla Ralph Greenwood, Sr. 

Louis Beaulieu Howard Colbath 

Clyde Mears 

Forest Warden 
Charles E. Buchan 

*Armed services 

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Public Weighers 



Benjamin Jaques 
Jerome W. Cross, Jr. 
Herbert W. Auty 
Henry Burbine 
Alexander MacKenzie 
Alexander Brown 
Glen Noble 
Calvin Wingo 



Bernard L. McDonald 

Guy B. Howe 

Wendell H. Kydd 

Charles H. Murnane 

Wilson Crawford 

Vincent P. Hickey 

Walter Swenson 



Fence Viewers 

George A. Dane 
Charles T. Gilliard Raymond L. Buchan 



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Selective Service 

Local Board No. 3 Town Hall, Andover, Mass. 

Representing Andover, Boxford and North Andover 

The Board has five voting members 

Hugh Bullock, Andover 

Henry S. Hopper, Andover, Secretary 
Cornelius J. Mahoney, North Andover 
Walter K. Morss, Boxford 

Samuel F. Rockwell, North Andover, Chairman 



E. Barton Chapin, Government Appeal Agent 
Dr. Philip W. Blake, Examining Physician 
Dr. John J. Hartigan, Examining Physician 
Dr. William A. Fleming, Examining Physician (Dental) 
Frank P. Markey, Andover, Re-employment Agent 
Joseph V. Flanagan, N. A., Re-employment Agent 
Harry L. Cole, Boxford, Re-employment Agent 
Clinton H. Stevens, Chief Clerk 

^Lauretta S. Wilson, Assistant Clerk 

Bernadette M. Belanger, Assistant Clerk 



Resigned 



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Annual Town Meeting 

March 5, 1945 



Agreeably to a warrant signed by the Selectmen, 
February 5th, 1945, the inhabitants of the Town of Andover 
qualified to vote in Election and Town Affairs, met and 
assembled at the designated polling places in Precincts One, 
Two, Three, Four, Five and Six, viz: The Central Fire Sta- 
tion in Precinct One; the Square and Compass Hall in Pre- 
cinct Two; the store at 350 North Main Street, Shawsheen 
Village in Precinct Three; the Andover Grange Hall in 
Precinct Four; the Old School House, Ballardvale in Precinct 
Five; and the Peabody House, Phillips Street, in Precinct 
Six, in said Andover on Monday, the fifth day of March, 1945, 
at 7:00 o'clock a. m. 

Essex, ss. Andover, Mareh 5, 1945 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, 
one of the Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified 
the inhabitants of said town, to meet at the time and places 
and for the purposes stated in said warrant, by posting a 
true and attested copy of the same, on the Town House, on 
each Schoolhouse and in no less than five other public places 
where bills and notices are usually posted and by publication 
in the Andover Townsman. Said warrants have been posted 
and published seven days. 

George N. Sparks, Constable 

Took up Article One and proceeded to vote for Town 
Officers, and question. The ballot boxes were found to be 
empty and registered ()()()(). The polls were opened al seven 
o'clock a. in. and closed al seven o'clock p. in. 'The total 
number of ballots casl was 2.'->20. viz: Precinct One. 599; 
Precinct Two, 491 ; Precinct Three, t79; Precinct Four, '227: 

Precinct Five, 170; Precinct Six. 348. 

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Election 

Moderator — For One Year 

Precincts 

12 3 4 5 6 

* 

501 401 397 191 158 309 Howell F. Shepard 1957 

98 90 82 36 18 39 Blanks 363 

Town Clerk — For Three Years 

505 401 413 201 157 311 George H. Winslow 1988 

94 90 66 26 19 37 Blanks 332 

Selectman — For Three Years 

496 394 411 195 150 299 Roy E. Hardy *1945 

103 97 68 32 26 49 Blanks 375 

Assessor — For Three Years 

488 378- 387 195 144 292 Roy E. Hardy 1884 

111 113 92 32 32 56 Blanks 436 

Board of Public Works — For Three Years 

165 190 68 30 72 105 Edward A. Doyle 630 

366 256 222 199 99 223 Fred W. Doyle 1365 

111 45 152 20 36 104 William R. Edwards 468 

83 63 211 42 31 46 James R. Mosher 476 
100 40 35 16 27 57 Llewellyn D. Pomeroy 275 

82 159 65 12 30 32 William J. Snyder 380 

142 86 89 97 19 58 William S. Titcomb 491 

149 143 116 38 38 71 Blanks 555 

Board of Health — For Three Years 

255 147 173 67 55 152 Charles O. McCullom 849 

246 233 179 79 72 122 Franklin H. Stacey 931 

79 78 101 71 40 61 Vincent Treanor 430 

19 33 26 10 9 13 Blanks 110 

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School Committee 


: — For Three Years 








Precincts 






1 


2 


3 4 5 6 






82 


48 


95 29 13 42 


John Bolten, Jr. 


309 


98 


167 


123 30 44 52 


George Connors 


514 


458 


326 


341 173 116 272 


Jerome W. Cross 


1686 


52 


46 


57 14 22 32 


Edward F. Hogan 


223 


467 


347 


345 195 127 277 


Arthur R. Lewis 


1758 


408 


260 


282 160 134 252 


Barbara A. Loomer 


1496 


232 


279 


194 80 72 117 
Planning Board- 


Blanks 
— For Five Years 


974 


478 


371 


407 197 145 299 


Frederick E. Cheever 


1897 


121 


120 


72 30 31 49 


Blanks 


423 



Trustee of Memorial Hall Library — For Seven Years 
489 406 407 182 144 301 Leo F. Daley 1929 

110 85 72 45 32 47 Blanks 391 

Trustee of Memorial Hall Library — For Five Years 

(To fill a vacancy) 

445 320 382 175 127 287 Arthur W. Reynolds 1736 

154 171 97 52 49 61 Blanks 584 

Constables — For One Year 

499 395 410 191 143 299 George A. Dane 1937 

462 352 376 185 126 277 J. Lewis Smith 1778 

456 367 374 181 147 277 George N. Sparks 1802 

380 359 277 124 112 191 Blanks 1443 

Question — Shall the town vote to accept the provisions 
of section six C of chapter forty of the General 
Laws, which authorizes cities and towns to appropri- 
ate money for the removal of snow and ice from 
private ways therein open to puhlic use? 

294 232 260 104 87 177 Yes 1154 

114 62 79 45 21 79 No 400 

191 197 140 78 68 92 Blanks 766 

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All the foregoing officers were voted for on one ballot, 
and the check lists were used. 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT ONE 

March 5, 1945 
Polls opened at 7 a. m. Warden in charge, Rowland L. 
Luce. Ballot box registered when polls opened, 0000. Polls 
closed at 7 p. m. Ballot box registered when polls closed, 599, 
including 1 Absentee ballot. Number of ballots received, 
1527. Number of ballots returned, 929. Number of ballots 
cast, 599. Police officer on duty, William R. Hickey. Voted to 
count ballots at 9 a. m. 

Joseph W. McNally, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT TWO 

March 5, 1945 
Polls opened at 7 a. m. Warden in charge, Mark M. 
Keane. Ballot box registered when polls opened, 0000. Polls 
closed at 7 p. m. Ballot box registered when polls closed, 494. 
Number of ballots received, 1400. Number of ballots re- 
turned, 910. Number of ballots cast, 491. Police officer on 
duty, David M. May. \ oted to count ballots at 9 a. m. 

Norman K. MacLeish, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT THREE 

March 5, 1945 
Polls opened at 7 a. m. Warden in charge, Stafford A. 
Lindsay. Ballot box registered when polls opened, 0000. 
Polls closed at 7 p. m. Ballot box registered when polls 
closed, 479. Number of ballots received, 1419. Number of 
ballots returned, 940. Number of ballots cast, 479. Police 
officer on dutv, James Walker. Voted to count ballots at 8 a. m. 

Michael A. Burke. Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT FOUR 

March 5. 1945 

Polls opened at 7 a. m. Warden in charge, Francis E. 

Wilson. Ballot box registered when polls opened, 0000. Polls 

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closed at 7 p. m. Ballot box registered when polls closed, 227. 
Number of ballots received, 712. Number of ballots returned, 
485. Number of ballots cast, 227. Police officer on duty, 
Carl H. Stevens. Voted to count ballots at 10:30 a. m. 

John F. Golden, Clerkj 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT FIVE 

March 5, 1945 
Polls opened at 7 a. m. Warden in charge, Clester E. 
Matthews. Ballot box registered when polls opened, 0000. 
Polls closed at 7 p. m. Ballot box registered when polls 
closed, 176. Number of ballots received, 573. Number of 
ballots returned, 397. Number of ballots cast, 176. Police 
officer on duty, George N. Sparks. Voted to count ballots at 
3:45 p. m. 

Eugene A. Zalla, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT SIX 

March 5, 1945 
Polls opened at 7 a. m. Warden in charge, Ralph A. 
Bailey. Ballot box registered when polls opened, 0000. Polls 
closed at 7 p. m. Ballot box registered when polls closed, 
348. Number of ballots received, 1158. Number of ballots 
returned, 810. Number of ballots cast, 348. Police officer on 
duty, James Lynch. Voted to count ballots at 11:30 a. m. 

John M. Lynch. Clerk 

After final action of Article One, the said meeting was 
adjourned by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39 of the General 
Laws lo Monday, March 12, at 7 o'clock p. m. at the Me- 
morial Auditorium. 



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ADJOURNED TOWN MEETING, MARCH 12, 1945 



The check lists showed that 841 persons entered the 
Auditorium. 

The meeting was called to order by Howell F. Shepard, 
Moderator, at seven o'clock p. m. and was opened with a 
prayer by the Rev. Thomas P. Fogarty, Pastor of St. Aug- 
ustine's Church and was followed by a salute to the flag. 

It was the unanimous consent of the meeting to admit 
Charles T. Irwin, shorthand reporter, to record the meeting. 

It was Voted, that the reading of the Warrant be waived. 

The Clerk then read the return of service of the Warrant. 

At the request of the Moderator, the Clerk read each 
article as it came up. 

Article 1 — To elect a Moderator for one year, a Town 
Clerk for three years, a Selectman for three years, an As- 
sessor for three years, two members of the Board of Public 
Works for three years, a member of the Board of Health for 
three years, three members of the School Committee for 
three years, a member of the Planning Board for five years, 
a Trustee of Memorial Hall Library for seven years, a 
Trustee of Memorial Hall Library for five years (to fill a 
vacancy), three Constables for one year, and all town officers 
required by law to be elected by ballot. 

Announcement of the balloting was read by the Clerk, 
and the Moderator declared elected the successful candi- 
dates, as follows: 

Howell F. Shepard elected Moderator for one year. 

George H. Winslow elected Town Clerk for three years. 

Roy E. Hardy elected Selectman for three years. 
' Roy E. Hardy elected Assessor for three years. 

Fred W. Doyle elected member of the Board of Public 
Works for three years. 

Edward A. Doyle elected member of the Board of Pub- 
lic Works for three years. 

Franklin H. Stacey elected member of the Board of 
Health for three years. 

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Arthur R. Lewis elected member of the School Com- 
mittee for three years. 

Frederick E. Cheever elected member of the Planning 
Board for five years. 

Jerome W. Cross elected member of the School Com- 
mittee for three years. 

Barbara A. Loomer elected member of the School Com- 
mittee for three years. 

Leo F. Daley elected Trustee of Memorial Hall Library 
for seven years. 

Arthur W. Reynolds elected Trustee of Memorial Hall 
Library for five years — to fill vacancy. 

George A. Dane elected Constable for one year. 
J. Lewis Smith elected Constable for one year. 
George N. Sparks elected Constable for one year. 

Also to vote on the following question: 

Shall the town vote to accept the provisions of Section 
Six C of Chapter 40 of the General Laws, which authorizes 
cities and towns to appropriate money for the removal of 
snow and ice from private ways therein open to public use? 

Yes, 1154; No, 400. 

Article 2 — To elect all other officers not required by 
law to be elected by ballot. 

Upon motion of Mr. Hardy, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, that Arthur W. Cole be elected Trustee of Cornell 
Fund for three years. 

Article 3 — To establish the salary of elected Town 
Officers for the ensuing year. 

Upon motion of Mr. Hardy, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to establish the salaries of the elected Town Officers 
for the ensuing year as follows (each item being voted on 
separately) : 

Chairman, Board of Selectmen, per annum $ 400.00 

Two members at $300 each, per annum 600.00 

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Board of Assessors 

Three members at $400 each, per annum 1200.00 
Board of Public Welfare 

Three members at $100 each, per annum 300.00 

Town Clerk 2200.00 

Collector of Taxes 2500.00 

Town Treasurer 2500.00 
Moth Superintendent and Tree Warden, 

combined salary for both per week 40.50 
Board of Health 

Three members at $100 each, per annum 300.00 

Secretary, Board of Public Works 100.00 

Treasurer, Library Trustees 100.00 

Moderator, per meeting 10.00 

Upon motion of Mr. Hardy, and duly seconded, it was 

Voted, that the wage increase granted by action of the Town 
Meeting in 1944 under Article 3, be continued to the same 
class of employees until March 31, 1946. 

Article 4 — To determine what sums of money shall 

be appropriated for the following purposes: 

Upon motion made and seconded, it was Voted, to 

appropriate the following sums of money, each item being 

voted on separately: 

Appropriation for the Assessors, Board of Selectmen, 

and all Departments under their control: 

American Legion $ 600.00 

Veterans of Foreign Wars 600.00 

Armistice Day 150.00 

Memorial Day 950.00 

Aid to Dependent Children 8,000.00 

Soldiers' Benefits 7.000.00 

Old Age Assistance 41,000.00 

Public Welfare 10,500.00 

Retirement Fund 18,413.57 

Damas f e c to Persons and Property 500.00 

Election and Registration 2,535.00 

Civilian Defense 1.200.00 

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Rationing 


400.00 


State Guard 


250.00 


Insurance 


10,000.00 


Essex Tuberculosis Hospital 


10,187.04 


Pomps Pond 


2,200.00 


Public Dump 


1,000.00 


Printing Town Report 


966.00 


Selectmen 


2,345.00 


Treasurer 


3,300.00 


Collector of Taxes 


5,237.75 


Accountant 


3,193.00 


Assessors 9 


5,346.00 


Town Clerk 


3,263.00 


Moderator 


10.00 


Town Counsel 


750.00 


Finance Committee 


20.00 


Planning Board and Survey 


200.00 


Dog Officer 


225.00 


Animal Inspector 


350.00 


Building Inspector 


525.00 


Town Scales 


175.00 


Inspector of Wires 


425.00 


Sealer of Weights and Measures 


450.00 


Municipal Buildings 


5,170.00 


Infirmary 


11,000.00 


Moth Suppression 


5,400.00 


Police Department 


33,287.66 


which includes $338.66 for unpaid 




1944 bills 




Fire Department 


38,880.00 


which includes $143.00 for unpaid 




1944 bills 




Brush Fires 


1,925.00 


Interest 


5,823.75 


Retirement of Bonds 


26.000.00 


Perambulation of Bounds 


1 00.00 


State Census 


000.00 


Tree Warden 


5.600.00 



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Board of Health 4,689.00 

Care of Tubercular Patients 6,000.00 

Trustees of Memorial Hall Library 17,138.62 

(plus Dog Tax return) 

Spring Grove Cemetery 9,470.00 

School Committee 205,940.50 

Playground Committee 2,644.00 
Appropriations for all Departments under the control 
of the Board of Public Works : 

Highway Maintenance $ 49,850.00 

Parks and Playgrounds 4,600.00 

Sewer Maintenance 5,800.00 

Water Maintenance 43,100.00 

Snow Removal and Sanding 21,000.00 

Voted, that $6,000.00 of this be taken 

fVom the Overlay Reserve, due to 

extraordinary expenses. 
Trucks, Garage & Repair Shop Maintenance 8,000.00 

Street Lighting 20,000.00 

Total Departmental $674,584.89 

Special Articles 

Article 5 — Improving Water System 75,000.00 

from available funds and by issu- 75,000.00 

ance of notes within five years 
Article 6 — Improving Sewer System 22,500.00 

Article 9 — Purchase Police Automobile 1,700.00 
Article 11 — Under water light 125.00 

Article 12— New Sidewalks, B. P. W. 5,000.00 

Article 13 — Repair, paint bleachers, B.P.W. 1,500.00 
Article 15— Chapter 90— work 1,000.00 

Article 18 — Dwyer — land purchase 400.00 

Article 19 — Special sewer committee study 1,000.00 
Article 20 — Pay tuition bills — Tewksbury 780.00 
Article 21 — State Aided vocational education 600.00 
Article 22 — Purchase Spring Grove 

Cemetery Compressor 575.00 

Article 27— Garbage Collection 4,000.00 

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Article 28 — Plowing private ways — open 

to public use 1,000.00 

Article 31 — Hussey's Pond Purchase 1,250.00 

Article 32 — Cleaning out Hussey's Pond 300.00 

Article 33 — Purchase land (Hazleton) 

Ballardvale Playground 2,500.00 

Article 34 — Expanded Recreational 

Program 1,150.00 

Total Special Articles $195,380.00 

Total Appropriated $869,964.89 

Article 5 — To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds in the treasury, 
or raise by issuance of bonds or notes, the sum of $150,000 
for the purpose of extending or improving the water system 
of the Town of Andover in accordance with plans of Weston 
& Sampson, Engineers, all work to be done under the super- 
vision of the Board of Public Works; and no work to be 
started until approved by a majority vote of each of the 
following boards: The Board of Public Works, the Board 
of Selectmen, and the Finance Committee. 

Upon motion made by Mr. French, and duly seconded, 
it was Voted, that the sum of $75,000 be appropriated from 
available funds in the treasury and .that the sum of $75,000 
be raised by the issuance of notes payable on or within five 
years from date thereof and in accordance with the pro- 
visions of General Laws, Chapter 44, for the purpose of 
extending or improving the water system of the Town of 
Andover in accordance with plan of Weston & Sampson, 
Engineers, all work to be done under the supervision of the 
Board of Public Works; and no work to be started until 
approved by a majority vote of each of the following boards: 
The Board of Public Works, the Board of Selectmen, and the 
Finance Committee. 

Article 6 — To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds in the treasury, 
or raise by issuance of bonds or notes, the sum of $25,000 

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for the purpose of extending or improving the sewer system 
of the Town of Andover in accordance with plans of Weston 
& Sampson, Engineers, all work to be done under the super- 
vision of the Board of Public Works; and no work to be 
started until approved by a majority vote of each of the 
following boards: The Board of Public Works, the Board 
of Selectmen, and the Finance Committee. 

Upon motion made by Mr. McCarthy, and duly seconded, 
it was Voted, that the town raise and appropriate the sum 
of $22,500 for the purpose of extending or improving the 
sewer system in accordance with the plans of Weston & Samp- 
son, Engineers, all work to be done under the supervision of 
the Board of Public Works; and no work to be started until 
approved by a majority vote of each of the following boards: 
The Board of Public Works, the Board of Selectmen, and the 
Finance Committee. 

Article 7 — To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate, or transfer from available funds in the treasury, 
a sum of money for the purchase of war bonds or other bonds 
that are legal investments for savings banks, in order to 
increase the post-war rehabilitation fund, in accordance with 
the provisions of Chapter 5, Acts of 1943. 

Upon motion of Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, that $25,000 free cash in the treasury be transferred 
for the purpose of the purchase of government securities 
maturing in five years or less in order to increase the post- 
war rehabilitation fund in accordance with the provisions of 
Chapter 5, Acts of 1943. 

Article 8 — To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate, or take from available funds in the treasury 
the sum of twenty-one thousand dollars ($21,000.00). to be 
expended under the direction of the committee of fifteen 
appointed by the moderator, for the proper observance of 
the 300th anniversary of the incorporation of Andover as 
a town. 

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Article defeated. (See under Article 40 — for continu- 
ance of the committee.) 

Article 9 — To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $1,700.00 to be used for the purchase 
of an automobile for the Police Department. 

Upon motion of Mr. Hardy, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to raise and appropriate the sum of $1,700.00 to be 
used for the purchase of an automobile for the Police 
Department. 

Article 10 — To see if the town will accept as a gift 
from his family as a memorial to Everett M. Lundgren, two 
safety boats and equipment therefor. 

Upon motion of Mr. Hardy, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to accept as a gift from his family as a memorial to 
Everett M. Lundgren, two safety boats and equipment 
therefor. 

Mr. Everett M. Lundgren was a lover of the town of 
Andover. He was one of those quiet yet thoughtful supporters 
of all constructive town movements. I move you that we 
extend a rising vote of thanks to the family of Mr. Lundgren 
for their very generous gift in his memory, and that this 
vote be spread upon our records, and that a copy of the vote 
be sent to his family. 

Article 11 — To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $125.00 for the purchase of an under 
water light. 

Upon motion of Mr. Hardy, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to appropriate the sum of $125.00 for the purchase of 
an under water light. 

Article 12 — To see if the town will authorize the 
Board of Public Works to build new sidewalks and appropri- 
ate the sum of five thousand ( $5. 000. 00 ) dollars, therefor, 
at the discretion of and on petition of the Board of Public 
Works. 

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Upon motion of Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to accept article as read. 

Article 13 — To see if the town will authorize the 
Board of Public Works to repair and paint one-half of the 
football bleachers at the Central Playstead and appropriate 
the sum of fifteen hundred ($1,500.00) dollars therefor, on 
petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion of Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to accept article as read. 

Article 14 — To see if the town will authorize the 
Board of Public Works to purchase a motor-driven street 
sweeper with equipment and appropriate the sum of forty- 
four hundred ($4,400.00) dollars therefor, on petition of 
the Board of Public Works. 

Article defeated. (189 yes, 279 no.) 

Article 15 — To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from unappropriated available funds 
in the treasury, a sum of money for Chapter 90 Highway 
Maintenance, or take any action in relation thereto. 

Upon motion of Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, that the sum of $1,000.00 be raised and appropriated 
to meet the town's share of the cost of Chapter 90 Highway 
Maintenance, and that the sum of $1,000.00 be transferred 
from unappropriated available funds in the treasury to meet 
the State and County's shares of the cost of the work, the 
reimbursements from the State and County to be restored, 
upon their receipt, to unappropriated available funds in 
the treasury. 

Article 16 — To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of nine thousand ($9,000.00) dollars to 
continue the enclosing of Rogers Brook, on petition of the 
Board of Public Works. 

Article defeated. 

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Article 17 — To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of five hundred ($500.00) dollars to 
repair the band-stand at the park, on petition of the Board 
of Public Works. 

Article defeated. 

Article 18 — To see if the town will vote to appropriate 
the sum of four hundred ($400.00) dollars to purchase from 
Charles W. and Alma Dwyer a piece of land on Lewis Street 
described as follows: Beginning at a point on the Southerly 
side of Lewis Street, 351 ft. from the West side of Main 
Street, thence running Easterly by Lewis Street 62.5 ft. to 
th land of the Tyer Rubber Co., thence Southerly by said land 
of Tyer Rubber Co. 82 ft. more or less, thence Westerly by 
land of Charles W. and Alma Dwyer, 70 ft. more or less, to 
land of the Town of Andover, thence Northerly 66 ft. to the 
point of beginning. 

Upon motion of Mr. Hardy, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, that Article be adopted as read. (339 yes, 1 no) 

Article 19 — To see if the town will vote to continue 
the special committee's study of the improvement of the 
Water and Sewer facilities of the town and raise and appropri- 
ate $1,000.00 to carry out this work. 

Upon motion of Mr. Hardy, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to adopt Article as read. 

Article 20 — To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate $780.00 to pay bills for tuition, contracted for 
during 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, and 1943 with the 
Town of Tewksbury, referred to annual town meeting. 

Upon motion of Mr. Lewis, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to adopt Article as read. 

Article 21 — To see if the town will vote to authorize 
the School Committee to establish and maintain State-aided 
vocational education in accordance with the provisions of 
Chapter 74, General Laws, and Acts amendatory thereto, or 
dependent thereon, and further raise and appropriate the 
sum of $1,000.00 therefor. 



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Upon motion of Mr. Lewis, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to appropriate $600.00 and accept Article as read. 

Article 22 — To see if the town will vote to appropri- 
ate the sum of $575.00 to purchase a compressor, on the 
petition of the Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery. 

Upon motion of Mr. Petty, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to appropriate $575.00 to purchase the compressor 
for the use of Spring Grove Cemetery. 

Article 23 — To see if the town will accept an assign- 
ment or grant of an easement from Margaret J. Higgins as 
fully set forth in agreement between Lilla A. Burton and the 
said Margaret J. Higgins, dated November 13, 1944, and 
registered as document No. 8372 with Land Court Records 
in the North Registry District of Essex County, for the pur- 
poses of installing and maintaining a sewer line from Elm 
Street to High Street, and further to accept an assignment 
or grant of an easement from the said Margaret J. Higgins 
from High Street to the syphon sewer of the Town located to 
the west of said High Street for the purpose of installing and 
maintaining a Sewer line, on petition of John F. Higgins 
and others. 

Upon motion of Mr. Higgins, and duly seconded, it 
was Voted, to accept Article as read. 

Article 24 — To see if the town will raise and appropri- 
ate the sum of eleven thousand dollars ($11,000) to install 
a sewer to run from the Southerly side of Elm Street Northerly 
a distance of about 3,900 feet more or less across land of 
Lilla A. Burton and others to the syphon sewer of the Town 
west of High Street, provided the necessary easements and 
rights without consideration are obtained by the Town, on 
petition of John F. Higgins and others. 

Article withdrawn. 

Article 25 — To see if the town will authorize the 
Board of Public Works to install curbing on both sides of 

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Stratford Road and appropriate the sum of twenty-five hun- 
dred ($2,500.00) dollars, therefor, on petition of V. Malcolm 
Laitinen and others. 

Article withdrawn. 

Article 26 — To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of nine hundred and fifty ($950.00) 
dollars and authorize the Board of Public Works to use same 
to install curbing along Corbett Street abutting the prop- 
erty of the Sacred Heart Cemetery. It is understood and 
agreed that the Sacred Heart Parish will pay ten percent 
of the cost, on petition of Lucien Topping and others. 

Article defeated. 

Article 27 — To see if the town will authorize the 
Board of Health to call for bids and award a contract for 
the collection and disposal of garbage for one year and 
appropriate not over $4,000.00 on petition of Franklin H. 
Stacey and others. 

Upon motion of Mr. MacKenzie, and duly seconded, 
the contract be let for one year at the sum of $4,000.00, with 
the approval and cooperation of the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 28 — To see if the town will vote to appropriate 
a sum of money to be used by the Board of Public Works 
for the removal of snow and ice from private ways within 
the town open to public use on petition of John Flynn and 
others. 

Upon motion of Mr. Flynn, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to appropriate $1,000.00 for the removal of snow and 
ice from private ways within the town open to public use. 

Article 29 — To see if the town will appropriate 
$200.00 for the Park Department to build a new sidewalk 
in the park running from the north side of cannon to the north 

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side of bandstand to present sidewalk, on petition of William 
J. Snyder and others. 

Article defeated. 

Article 30 — To see if the town will vote to accept as 
a Public Way and name Fowler Street, as approved by the 
Board of Survey, laid out by the Board of Selectmen and 
shown on plan entitled Acceptance Plan for Walker and 
Fowler Street extension, made October, 1941, by Morse, 
Dickinson & Goodwin, Engineers, on petition of Walter S. 
Walker and others. 

Article withdrawn. 

Article 31 — To see if the Town of Andover will vote 
to raise and appropriate the sum of twelve hundred fifty 
($1,250.00) dollars to be used to purchase the property in 
Shawsheen Village known as Hussey's Pond, shown on Plan 
No. 646, entered in Essex North District Registry of Deeds, 
covering 3.83 acres including land surrounding said pond, 
and authorize the Board of Selectmen to accept from the 
present owners a good and sufficient deed for same, on pe- 
tition of Alan F. Dunlop and others. 

Voted, to accept Article as read, (unanimous vote) 

Article 32 — To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate $300.00 to be used to clean out Hussey's Pond. 

Upon motion of Mr. Hardy, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, that $300.00 be raised providing for the cleaning of 
Hussey's Pond to be spent under the direction of the Pomps 
Pond Committee. 

Article 33 — To see if the town will vote to acquire 
by eminent domain or otherwise, the land of Ernest and 
Nellie Hazleton adjacent to the Ballardvale playground on 
Andover Street and authorize the Board of Public Works 
to improve same for recreational purposes. The plot of land 
is bounded and described as follows: A certain parcel of 

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vacant land situated on the Easterly side of Andover Street 
in that part of said Andover called Ballardvale, lying oppo- 
site the intersections of Center Street and Clark Road with 
said Andover Street, being shown as Lot 37 on Plate 79 of 
Assessors' Plans of Town of Andover, and bounded: West- 
erly by said Andover Street two hundred eighty-four (284) 
feet; Northerly by land of said Town of Andover two hundred 
four (204) feet; Easterly by Boston & Maine Railroad two 
hundred seventy-two (272) feet; Southerly by land shown 
as "Private Way" on said plan one hundred seventy-six 
(176) feet; containing 1.2 acres, all as shown on said plan, 
be any and all of said measurements or contents more or 
less or however otherwise the granted premises may be 
measured, bounded or described and being "Parcel Eleven" 
in deeds to the grantors dated November 7, 1939, recorded 
with said Essex North District Registry of Deeds, book 627, 
pages 115 and 121, and appropriate the sum of two thousand 
five hundred ($2,500.00) dollars therefor, on petition of 
Randolph Perry and others. 

Voted, that Article be accepted as read. 
(324 voted yes, 3 no) 

Article 34 — To see if the town will raise and appropri- 
ate the sum of $1,500.00 for expanded recreational program 
to include Fall, Winter, and Spring activities, the money to 
be expended under the direction of the Committee of Super- 
vised Play, on petition of Frank E. Dunn and others. 

Upon motion of Mr. Dunn, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to raise and appropriate the sum of $1,150 for the 
purpose of providing recreational program to include Fall, 
Winter, and Spring activities, the money to be expended 
under the direction of the Committee of Supervised Play. 

Article 35 — To see if the town will take some action, 
authorizing the appointment of a committee of five by the 
Moderator, to study the overall recreational administration, 
program, and facilities of Andover and to make a report at 

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the next Town Meeting, on petition of Frank E. Dunn and 
others. 

Upon motion of Mr. Eaton, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to adopt Article as read. 

Article 36 — To see if the town will vote to accept a 
Legislative Act of 1945, authorizing the removal of Call 
Firemen from Civil Service regulations. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Collins, and duly seconded, 
it was Voted, to accept a Legislative Act of 1945, authorizing 
the removal of Call Firemen from Civil Service regulations. 

Article 37 — To see if the town will vote to accept the 
sum of four thousand thirty-five dollars ($4,035.00) re- 
ceived in 1944 for the perpetual care of lots in Spring Grove 
Cemetery, on petition of Thaxter Eaton, Treasurer. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Eaton, and duly seconded, 
it was Voted, to accept the sum of $4,035.00 received in 1944 
for the perpetual care of lots in Spring Grove Cemetery. 

Article 38 — To determine what disposition shall be 
made of unexpended appropriations and free cash in the 
treasury. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Eaton, and duly seconded, 
it was Voted, that all unexpended appropriations be turned 
into the treasury except the following: 

Article 10 — Fire Department combination 

pump $5,800.00 

Article 12 — Snow and Sand Loader 7,200.00 

Article 17 — Chapter 90 — Highway 

Maintenance . 1,618.53 

Article 18 — Studv of Water and Sewer 

Systems 3,500.00 

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Article 19 — West Center School Playground 3,000.00 
Article 22 — Plans for use of Shaw property 2,500.00 

Article 20 — (1941) River Road Improvement 451.23 

(2) That $15,000.00 Overlay Reserve be transferred 
to the Reserve Fund. 

(3) That $30,000.00 free cash be voted to the Assessors 
to reduce the 1945 tax rate. 

Article 39 — To act upon the report of the Town 
Officers. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Eaton, and duly seconded, 
it was Voted, that the report of the Town Officers be accepted 
and placed on file. 

Article 40 — To transact any other business that may 
legally come before the meeting. 

Upon motion made by Mr. O'Connell, it was Voted, 
that the Three Hundredth Anniversary Committee be re- 
quested to continue their study of plans for a proper observ- 
ance at the close of the war or at such time as directed at a 
subsequent town meeting. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Hardy, and duly seconded, 
it was Voted, that the committee of five for the purpose of 
preparing tentative plans for taking possession of the Shaw 
property at 85 Main Street be continued. 

Upon motion duly made and seconded, it was Voted, 
to adjourn. 

The meeting was adjourned al 10:33 p. m. 

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Appointments by the Moderator 

Finance Committee (for one year) — Harvey G. Turner, 
Hugh Bullock, Louis S. Finger, George A. Stanley, Ellsworth 
H. Lewis, Ralph A. Woodcock and Wallace E. Brimer. 

Supervised Play (for one year) — Stafford A. Lindsay, 
Charles J. Bailey, James Gillen, Harold L. Peters, Harry I. 
Emmons, Richard O'Brien, Mrs. George G. Brown (Mildred 
H.) and Francis P. Markey. 

Committee To Study Recreation (Article 35) — Frank 
Dunn, Stafford A. Lindsay, Mitchell Johnson, George A. 
Stanley, Jr., and William R. Hill. 

The foregoing is a true record of the doings of the 
meeting. 

Attest: 

George H. Winslow, 

Town Clerk 



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SPECIAL TOWN MEETING, DECEMBER 17, 1945 

Agreeably to a warrant signed by the Selectmen, Decem- 
ber 6, 1945, the inhabitants of the Town of Andover, qualified 
to vote in Town Affairs, met and assembled in the Memorial 
Auditorium on Bartlet Street on Monday, the seventeenth 
day of December, 1945, at 7:30 o'clock p. m. 

The meeting was called to order by the Moderator, 
Howell F. Shepard, at 7:30 p. m. Prayer was offered by 
the Rev. Fr. Matthew F. McDonald. The Moderator led in 
a salute to the flag. 

The warrant and Constable's return was read by the 
Town Clerk. 

Essex, ss. Andover, December 17, 1945 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, 
one of the Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified 
the inhabitants of said town, to meet at the time and place 
and for the purposes stated in said warrant, by posting a 
true and attested copy of the same, on the Town House, on 
each Schoolhouse and in no less than five other public places 
where bills and notices are usually posted and by publication 
in the Andover Townsman. Said warrants have been posted 
and published =even days. 

George N. Sparks, Constable 

Took up Article One — To see if the Town will vote to 
raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds in 
the treasury, the sum of eight thousand ($8,000.00) dollars 
for the purpose of snow removal. 

I pon motion made by Sidney P. White, and duly 
seconded, it was Voted, to raise and appropriate from l ( )lh 
Tax Levy, $8,000.00 for use in snow removal. 

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Took up Article Two— To see if the Town will vote to 
raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds in 
the treasury, the sum of thirty-five thousand ($35,000.00) 
dollars for the purpose of purchasing three pieces of equip- 
ment for the removal of snow, the three pieces to consist of 
a heavy tractor, fully equipped for the removal of snow, a 
large truck, fully equipped for the removal of snow, and a 
power road grader, fully equipped for the removal of snow, 
appropriation to be spent at the discretion of the Board of 
Public Works. 

Upon motion made by Mr. White, and duly seconded, 
it was Voted, to transfer from free cash $23,000.00, and to 
raise and appropriate $12,000.00 from 1946 Tax Levy, for 
the purpose of purchasing three pieces of equipment for the 
removal of snow, to consist of a heavy tractor, fully equipped 
for the removal of snow, a large truck, fully equipped for 
the removal of snow, and a power road grader, fully equipped 
for the removal of snow, appropriation to be spent at the 
discretion of the Board of Public Works. 

During the debate of the above article, it was moved 
and seconded to amend to appropriate $23,000.00 only with 
the idea of eliminating the purchase of a power road grader. 
The amendment was lost by a counted vote — Yes, 51 ; No, 63. 

Took up Article Three — To transact any other business 
that may legally come before the meeting. 

Moved and seconded, that the meeting be adjourned, 
8:34 p. m. 

The check lists were used and 133 voters were admitted 
to the meeting. 

A true record, 
Attest: 

George H. Winslow, 
! Town Clerk 

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Report of the Town Clerk 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

I hereby submit my report for the office of the Town 
Clerk for the year 1945. 

The total number of registered voters in Andover at the 
close of registration February 14, 1945, was 6,783 by pre- 
cincts as follows: 





1 


1,525 




2 


1,403 




3 


1,422 




4 


701 




5 


570 




6 


1,162 




6,783 




Vital Statistics 




Number 


of births recorded 






Males 


105 




Females 


89 


Number 


of deaths recorded 






Males 


89 




Females 


83 


Number 


of marriages recorded 





194 



172 



115 



Respectfully submitted, 

George H. Winslow, Town Clerk 



Report of Director of Accounts 



March 2, 1945 

To the Board of Selectmen : 
Mr. Roy E. Hardy, Chairman 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

I submit herewith my report of an audit of the books and 
accounts of the town of Andover for the year ending Decem- 
ber 31, 1944, made in accordance with the provisions of 
Chapter 44, General Laws. This is in the form of a report 
made to me by Mr. Herman B. Dine, Assistant Director of 
Accounts. 

Very truly yours, 

Theodore N. Waddell 

Director of Accounts 



Mr. Theodore N. Waddell 

Director of Accounts 

Department of Corporations and Taxation 

State House. Boston 

Sir: 

In accordance with your instructions, I have made an 
audit of the books and accounts of the Town of Andover for the 
year ending December 31, 1944, and submit the following 
report thereon: 

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The records of financial transactions of the several de- 
partments were examined, checked, and compared with the 
records of the town treasurer and the town accountant. 

The hooks and accounts of the town accountant were ex- 
amined and checked in detail. The receipts as recorded were 
compared with the departmental records of payments to the 
treasurer and v ith the treasurer's record of receipts, while the 
recorded oayments were checked with the treasury warrants 
and with the treasurer's record of disbursements. 

The appropriations as recorded on the ledger were com- 
pared with the town clerk's record of financial votes passed 
at town meetings and with the records of the finance com- 
mittee. 

The ledger was analyzed, a trial balance was drawn off 
proving the ledger to be in balance, and a balance sheet, show- 
ing the financial condition of the town on December 31, 1944, 
was prepared and is appended to this report. 

The books and accounts in the town treasurer's office were 
examined and checked. The cash book was footed throughout, 
the receipts being analyzed and compared with the several 
departmental records of payments to the treasurer, with other 
sources from which the town received money, and with the 
town accountant's books. The recorded payments were checked 
with the selectmen's warrants authorizing the disbursement of 
town funds. 

The cash balance on December 31, 1944, was verified by 
reconciliation of the bank balances with statements furnished 
by the banks in which town money is deposited and by actual 
count of the cash in the office. 

The recorded payments on account of debt and interest 
were checked with the amounts falling due and with the can- 
celled securities and coupons on file. 

The transactions of the several trust and investment 
funds, as well as of the municipal contributors retirement 

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fund, in the custody of the town treasurer were verified, and 
the securities and savings bank books representing the invest- 
ments of these funds were personally examined and listed. 

The books and accounts in the tax collector's office were 
examined and checked. The taxes and assessments outstand- 
ing at the time of the previous examination and all subsequent 
commitments of taxes and assessments were audited and com- 
pared with the assessors' warrants. The cash receipts as 
posted to the commitment books were compared with the cash 
book record of collections, the abatements were compared 
with the assessors' record of abatements granted, the pay- 
ments to the treasurer were verified, and the outstanding ac- 
counts were listed and proved with the control accounts in 
the accountant's ledger. 

The town clerk's records of sporting, dog, and town 
licenses, as well as of permits, recording fees, etc., were 
examined and checked. The payments to the Division of Fish- 
eries and Game were verified by comparison with the re- 
ceipts on file, and the payments to the town treasurer were 
compared with the treasurer's cash book. 

The surety bonds of officials required by law to furnish 
them were examined and found to be in proper form. 

The records of departmental accounts receivable were 
examined. The payments to the treasurer were verified, the 
abatements were checked, and the outstanding accounts were 
listed and reconciled with the accountant's ledger accounts. 

The books and accounts of the public works department 
were also examined. The records of water and sewer charges 
were examined and checked. The recorded collections were 
compared with the payments to the treasurer, the abatements 
as recorded were verified, and the outstanding accounts were 
listed and reconciled with the town accountant's ledger ac- 
counts. 

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Verification of the outstanding tax, assessment, depart- 
mental, and water accounts was made by sending notices to a 
number of persons whose names appeared on the books as 
owing money to the town, and from the replies received it 
appears that the accounts, as listed, are correct. 

The savings bank books and securities representing the 
investments of the several school funds in the custody of the 
treasurer of the trustees, of the Memorial Hall Library Funds 
in the custody of the library treasurer, and of the John Cor- 
nell Coal and Wood Fund in the custody of the treasurer of 
the trustees were examined and listed. The income was 
proved and the transactions were verified. 

The records of cash receipts of the sealer of weights and 
measures, of the inspectors of buildings, wires, and plumbing, 
of the health, police, school, and library departments, and of 
all other departments wherein money is collected for the town 
were examined and checked, the payments to the treasurer 
and the cash on hand being verified. 

Appended to this report, in addition to the balance sheet, 
are tables showing a reconciliation of the treasurer's and the 
town clerk's cash, summaries of the tax, assessment, tax title, 
and departmental accounts, as well as tables showing the con- 
dition and transactions of the trust, investment, and municipal 
contributory retirement funds. 

For the cooperation extended by the several town of- 
ficials during the audit, I wish, on behalf of my assistants and 
for myself, to express appreciation. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Herman B. Dine 

Assistant Director of Accounts 



The above report of audit of Andover books and ac- 
counts is for the year ending December 31, 1944. 

State Auditors have recently completed their work for 
year ending December 31, 1945. The report of this year's 
audit had not been received before eroine to press. 

George H. Wtnslow 

Toivn Clerk 



41 



Report of the Town Accountant 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE YEAR 
ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1945 



January 1, 1946 

To the Board of Selectmen: 
And over, Mass. 

Gentlemen: 

In accordance with Chapter 41, Section 61 of the General 
Laws, I submit herewith my annual report for the year end- 
ing December 31, 1945. 

A detailed statement of the receipts and their sources,, 
and of the payments and the purposes therefor, follows. The 
condition of the various trust funds, as well as the Town of 
Andover Retirement Fund, sources of incomes and the 
amounts paid out are also set forth. A statement of the tempo- 
rary loans, maturing debt and interest is included. 

A balance sheet, which is appended to this report, was 
prepared showing the assets and liabilities as of December 
31, 1945. 

May I express my thanks for the co-operation accorded 
to me by your Board, as well as by each Town Department 
during the past year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

George C. Napier. 

Town Accountant 

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Appropriations for 1945 

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING, MARCH 12, 1945 



GENERAL GOVERNMENT 




Selectmen 


$2,345.00 




Accountant 


3,193.00 




Treasurer 


3,300.00 




Tax Collector 


5,237.75 




Assessors 


5,346.00 




Town Clerk 


3,263.00 




Civilian Defense 


1,200.00 




Ration Board 


400.00 




Moderator 


10.00 




Finance Committee 


20.00 




Perambulation of Bounds 


100.00 




State Census 


900.00 




Town Counsel 


750.00 




Planning Eoard and Board of Survey 200.00 




Dog Officer 


225.00 




Animal Inspector 


350.00 




Election and Registration 


2,535.00 




Municipal Buildings 


5,170.00 








$34,544.75 


PROTECTION OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY 


Police Department 


$33,287.66 




Article 9, Purchase Police Car 


1,700.00 




Article 11, Under Water Light 


125.00 




State Guard 


250.00 




Fire Department 


38,880.00 




Building Inspector 


525.00 




Amount Carried Forward 




$74,767.66 



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Amount Brought Forward 74,767.66 

Wire Inspector 425.00 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 450.00 

Moth Suppression 5,400.00 

Tree Warden . 5,600.00 

Forest Fires 1,925.00 



HEALTH AND SANITATION 

Health Department $ 4,689.00 

Care and Treatment of Tubercular 

Patients 6,000.00 

Essex County Tuberculosis 

Hospital 10,187.04 

Public Dump 1,000.00 

Article 27, Garbage Collection 4,000.00 

Sewers Maintenance 5,800.00 

Article 6, Improving Sewer System 22,500.00 
Article 19, Sewer Special Committee 

Study 1,000.00 



HIGHWAYS 

Highways Maintenance $49,850.00 

Trucks, Garage and Repair Shop 

Maintenance 8,000.00 

Article 12, New Sidewalks (BPW) 5,000.00 
Article 15, Chap. 90, Highways 

Maintenance 1,000.00 

Article 18, Dwyer Land Purchase 400.00 
Article 28, Plowing Private Ways 

Open to Public Use 1,000.00 

Snow Removal and Sanding 15,000.00 

Street Lighting 20,000.00 



$88,567.66 



$55,176.04 



$100,250.00 



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CHARITIES AND SOLDIERS' BENEFITS 

Public Welfare $ 9,000.00 

Public Welfare Salaries 1,500.00 

Aid to Dependent Children 7,500.00 
Aid to Dependent Children Admin. 500.00 

Old Age Assistance 38,600.00 

Old Age Assistance Admin. 2,400.00 

Infirmary 11,000.00 

Soldiers' Benefits 7,000.00 



$77,500.00 



SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES 

School Department $205,940.50 

Article 20, Pay Tuition Bills 780.00 

Article 21, State-Aided Vocational 

Education 600.00 

Memorial Hall Library 17,138.62 



$224,459.12 

RECREATION AND UNCLASSIFIED 

Parks and Playgrounds $ 4,600.00 

Aiticle 13, Repair and Paint 

One-Half of the Football 

Bleachers at Central Playstead 1,500.00 
Playground Committee 2,644.00 

Article 33. Hazleton Land Purchase, 

B. V. Playground 2,500.00 

Article 34, Expanded Recreational 

Program 1,150.00 

Pomps Pond Bathing Beach 2,200.00 

Article 31, Purchase Hussey's Pond 1,250.00 
Article 32, Cleaning Out Hussey's 

Pond 300.00 



Amount Carried Forward $16,144.00 

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Amount Brought Forward $16,144.00 

Damages to Persons and Property 500.00 

American Legion Quarters 600.00 

Veterans of Foreign Wars Quarters 600.00 

Insurance 10,000.00 

Memorial Day 950.00 

Armistice Day 150.00 

Town Reports 966.00 

Town Scales 175.00 

Retirement Fund , 18,413.57 



$48,498.57 

ENTERPRISES AND CEMETERY 
Water Department $43,100.00 

Spring Grove Cemetery 9,470.00 

Article 22, Purchase Compressor. 

Spring Grove Cemetery 575.00 



$53,145.00 



INTEREST AND MATURING DEBT 
Interest $ 5,823.75 

Maturing Debt 26,000.00 



$31,823.75 

Total Appropriations, March. 1945 $713,964.89 

TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS MADE AT SPECIAL 
TOWN MEETING, DECEMBER 17, 1945 

Article 1, Snow Removal and 

Sanding $ 8,000.00 

Article 2, Purchase Snow Equipment. 

Board of Public Works 35,000.00 



Total Appropriations. December 17. 1945 $43,000.00 

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Receipts for 1945 



James P. Christie, Collector: 



Taxes, Current Year: 




Poll $ 


5,668.00 


Personal 


59,405.20 


Real I 


382,247.12 


Taxes, Previous Years: 




Poll 


64.00 


Personal 


3,269.59 


Real 


50,062.62 


Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes: 




1944 


44.00 


1945 


11,463.83 


Moth Assessments 


2,035.11 


Sewer Assessments: 




1944 Apportioned 




(Added to taxes) 


28.77 


Water Liens 




1945 (Added to taxes) 


241.46 


Poll Tax Costs 


101.50 


Interest on Taxes 


1,885.60 


Interest on Motor Vehicle Excise 


Taxes 


2.20 


Interest on Sewer Assessments 1.14 


Committed Interest on Sewer 




Assessments 


8.99 



Thaxter Eaton. Treasurer: 

Loan, Water Extension Note $75,000.00 



$516,529.13 



Amount Carried Forward $75,000.00 $516,529.13 

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Amount Brought Forward $75,000.00 $516,529.13 

Premium, Water Extension Note 379.58 
County of Essex Dog Tax 1,666.38 

Tax Titles, Interest, Costs, Etc. 2,633.08 
Grants and Gifts 102.04 



Town Clerk's Licenses, etc. 

Dog Licenses 2,222.20 

Marriage Licenses 216.00 

Miscellaneous Fees 485.58 



Board of Selectmen, Licenses, etc. 



$79,781.08 



$2,923.78 



Alcoholic Beverages 


$3,500.00 




Junk 


20.00 




Gasoline and Explosives 


2.00 




Dance Hall 


30.00 




Sunday Licenses 


40.00 




Common Victuallers 


30.00 




Theater 


25.00, 




Sunday Movies 


26.00 




Auto Dealers 


50.00 




Innholders 


10.00 




Certificates of Registration 


39.00 




Pool, Billiards and Bowling 


30.00 




Auctioneers 


4.00 




Pedlars 


34.00 








$3,840.00 


unt Carried Forward 


$603,073.99 



AS 



Amount Brought Forward $603,073.99 

Police Department: , 

Court Fines $ 70.00 

Pistol Permits 30.00 



Fire Department: 

Use of Ambulance $ 188.40 

Sale of Old Material 101.00 



Municipal Property: 

Rent of Court Room $ 120.00 

Rent of Town Property: 

J. W. Stark, B. Vale 100.00 

Other Property, W. Andover 120.00 



$100.00 



$289.40 







$340.00 


Building Inspector's Fees 




106.00 


Sealer of Weights and Measures Fees 


109.35 


Wire Inspector's Fees 




76.50 


Public Weigher's Fees 




40.05 


Board of Health: 






Milk 


$ 23.50 




Oleo 


6.00 




Ice Cream 


25.00 




Pasteurization 


70.00 


• 


Ashes and Garbage 


28.00 




(/irl Scout Camp 


1.00 




Plihnbing Inspector's Fees 


59.00 








$212.50 



Amount Carried Forward $601.3 I i . i ( ) 

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Amount Brought Forward $604,347.79 

Health and Sanitation: 

Tuberculosis Subsidy $1,755.72 

Reimbursement for Contagious Diseases: 

From Individuals 345.00 



$2,100.72 

Board of Public Works: 

Machinery Account 163.35 

Plowing Private Ways ■ 64.00 

Highways : 

From State: 

For Snow Plowing $ 186.50 

Division of Highways, Chap. 90 

Contract No. 9200 500.00 



Contract No. 9172 


499.95 




Contract No. 8255 


354.86 








$1,541.31 


Infirmary: 






Board and Care 




$1,107.00 


Convalescent Home: 






Board and Care 




$1,217.00 


Reimbursement for Public Welfare: 






From Cities and Towns 


$301.45 




From Individuals 


674.07 




From State 


97.04 








$1,072.56 


Amount Carried forward 


$611,613.73 



50 



Amount Brought Forward $611,613.73 

Reimbursement for Aid to Dependent Children: 

From State $2,561.97 

Reimbursement for Old Age Assistance: 

From State $30,310.36 

From Cities 681.83 



$30,992.19 

Reimbursement for State Aid from State 200.00 

Reimbursement for Military Aid from State 25.00 

Reimbursement for War Allowance from State 50.00 

Veterans' Services — Photostats 12.00 

School Department: 

Tuition $660.00 

Sale of Books and Supplies 168.24 

Rental Auditorium & Gymnasium 76.00 

All Other 37.01 



$941.25 



Library Department: 



Fines 


$ 949.15 




Income from Investments 


2,900.00 








$3,849.15 


Water Department: 






Metered Rates 


$54,248.70 




Services 


352.20 




Miscellaneous 


121.10 




Fees 


28.00 








$54,750.00 


\ mount Carried Forward 


$704,995.29 


51 







Amount Brought Forward 




$704,995.29 


Cemetery Department: 






Sale of Lots 


$ 40.00 




Care of Lots 


467.00 




Interments, Use of Tomb and 






Cement Vaults 


-2,074.00 




Foundations 


439.27 




Cement Rings 


29.50 




Use of Lowering Device 


41.00 




Reseeding 


15.00 




Miscellaneous 


.75 




Perpetual Care Withdrawals 


1,770.00 




• 




$4,876.52 


Trust and Investments: 






Perpetual Cares: 






Christ Church $ 


158.84 




South Church 


422.00 




Spring Grove 


5,022.50 




West Parish 


60.91 




St. Augustine's 


13.04 




A. V. Lincoln Fund 


10.77 




V. Lincoln Fund 


17.80 




Giddings Fund 


20.10 




American Legion Fund 


4.02 




Smart Fund 


10.00 




Conroy Fund 


5.00 








$ 5,744.98 


Withholding Taxes 




42,908.35 


War Savings Bonds 




6,627.87 


Amount Carried Forivard 


$765,153.01 



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Amount Brought Forward $765,153.01 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts: 

Highway Distribution Fund $ 22,434.55 



income fax 


64,486.60 




Meal Tax 


1,828.39 




Corporation Tax 


102,352.36 




Hawker's Licenses 


17.00 




\ ocational Education 


251.76 




Reimbursement Loss Taxes 


485.23 




Aid to Dependent Children 






Grants 


2,066.90 




Old Age Assistance Grants 


29,779.57 








$223,702.36 



Refunds: 



General Departments 


$ 99.16 






Petty Cash Refund: 








Spring Grove Cemetery 


10.00 






Board of Public Works 


50.00 






Use of Telephone 


9.44 






Canning Center Fees 


184.97 






Wages Reimbursed by In- 








dividuals Receiving 








Accident Compensation 


185.92 






Refunds for Damages, etc. 


1,016.41 






Old Age Assistance Refund 


287.10 






\\ ar Allowance Refund 


50.00 


$ 








1,894.00 


Total Receipts, 1945 


$990,749.37 


5^ 









Expenditures for 1945 



APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS 



ARTICLE 7, PURCHASE OF U. S. GOVERNMENT 
SECURITIES 



Cr. 

Transfer from Free Cash, as 

voted at annual Town Meeting 

Dr. 
Purchase Securities $25,000.00 



SELECTMEN 

Cr. 



Appropriation 



Dr. 



Salaries, Selectmen: 

Roy E. Hardy, Chairman 

J. Everett Collins 

Edward P. Hall 
Salaries, Clerks: 

George H. Winslow 

Edith P. Seilars 
Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 62.07 
Carfares, Dues, etc. 9.00 

Telephone 168.07 

All Other 26.04 



$ 400.00 
300.00 
300.00 

400.00 
520.00 



Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



$2,185.18 
159.82 



$25,000.00 



$25,000.00 $25,000.00 



$2,345.00 



$2,345.00 $2,345.00 



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ACCOUNTANT 

Cr. 



Appropriation 



Dr. 



Salaries, Accountants: 

Mary C. Regan $'. 

George C. Napier 
Salary, Clerk, Mary A. Loosigian 
Extra Clerical Help 
Office Supplies, Stationery & Postage 
Printing and Advertising 
Rental Adding Machine 
Association Dues 
All Other 



,417.50 

495.00 

704.00 

30.76 

175.21 

54.11 

29.00 

20.00 

.35 



Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



$2,925.93 
267.07 



Appropriation 



TREASURER 

Cr. 



Dr. 



Salary, Treasurer, Thaxter Eaton $2,500.00 

Salary, Clerk, Sarah Wiss 223.35 
Office Supplies, Stationery & Postage 338.33 

Carfares, Dues, etc. 16.15 

Surety Bond 163.60 

Vault Rental 6.00 

All Other 18.40 



Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



$3,265.83 
34.17 



$3,193.00 



$3,193.00 $3,193.00 



$3,300.00 



$3,300.00 $3,300.00 



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TAX COLLECTOR 

Cr. 

Appropriation $5,237.75 

Dr. 
Salary, Tax Collector, 



James P. Christie 




$2,500.00 




Salary, Clerk, Phoebe E. '. 


Noyes 


1,677.00 




Office Supplies, Stationery 


& Posta 


ige 534.28 




Printing and Advertising 




14.50 




Telephone 




43.40 




On Bonds 




332.75 




All Other 




8.00 




Total Expenditures 




$5,109.93 




Balance to Revenue 




127.82 








$5,237.75 


$5,237.75 


ASSESSORS 






Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$5,346.00 


Salaries, Board of Assessors: 






Roy E. Hardy 




$ 400.00 




J. Everett Collins 




400.00 




Edward P. Hall 




400.00 




Assistant Assessors 




600.00 


• 


Salaries, Clerks: 








George H. Winslow 




400.00 




Edith P. Sellars 




1,274,00 




Anne Birdsall 




626.00 




Office Supplies, Stationery & Posta 


ge 341.43 




Printing: and Advertising 




30/751 




Deeds, Probates, etc. 




135.94 




Aopraisals, Measurements. 


, etc. 


682.62 




Membership Dues 




6.00 





■Amount Carried Forward $5,296.74 $5,346.00 

56 



Amount Brought Forward 




$5,296.74 


$5,346.00 


Total Expenditures 




$5,296.74 




Talance to Revenue 




49.26 








$5,346.00 


$5,346.00 


TOWN CLERK 






Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$3,263.00 


Salary, Town Clerk, 








George H. Winslow 




$2,200.00 




Salaries, Clerks: 








Edith P. Sellars 




286.00 




Anne Birdsall 




572.00 




Office Supplies, Stationery 


& Postage 88.30 




Printing and Advertising 




26.25 




On Bond 




5.00 




Dues, Carfares, etc. 




8.63 




All Other 




12.35 





Total Expenditures $3,198.53 

Balance to Revenue 64.47 



$3,263.00 $3,263.00 



MODERATOR 

Cr. 

Appropriation $10.00 

Dr. 
Howell F. Shepard $10.00 



$10.00 SI 0.00 



FINANCE COMMITTEE 

Cr. 
Appropriation $20.00 

57 



Amount Brought Forward $20.00 

Dr. 

Membership Fee — to Association 

of Town Finance Committees $10.00 
Balance to Revenue 10.00 





$20.00 


$20.00 


PERAMBULATION OF 


TOWN BOUNDS 


Cr. 






Appropriation 




$100.00 


Dr. 






Perambulation of Town Bounds: 






Roy E. Hardy 


$ 25.00 




J. Everett Collins 


25.00 




Edward P. Hall 


25.00 




George H. Winslow 


25.00 





$100.00 $100.00 

STATE CENSUS 

Cr. 
Appropriation $900.00 

Dr. 

State Census Canvassers $900.00 





$900.00 


$900.00 


TOWN COUNSEL 






Cr. 




Appropriation 


Dr. 


$750.00 


Salary, Town Counsel, 






Walter Tomlinson 


$500.00 




Recording Fee 


80.25 





Amount Carried Forward $580.25 $750.00 

58 



Amount Brought Forward $580.25 $750.00 



Total Expenditures $580.25 

balance to Revenue 169.75 



$750.00 $750.00 

PLANNING BOARD AND BOARD OF SURVEY 

Cr. 

Appropriation $200.00 

Dr. 
Salary, Clerk, Edward R. Lawson $100.00 
Balance lo Revenue 100.00 



$200.00 $200.00 

DOG OFFICER 

Cr. 
Appropriation $225.00 

Dr. 
George A. Dane, Dog Officer $225.00 



$225.00 $225.00 

ANIMAL INSPECTOR 

Cr. 
Appropriation $350.00 

Dr. 
- Hartwell Abbot, Animal Inspector $325.00 
Balance to Revenue 25.00 



$350.00 $350.00 

ELECTION AND REGISTRATION 

Cr. 
Appropriation $2,535.00 

Dr. 
Registrars: 

Ralph A. Bailey $30.00 



Amount Carried Forward $30.00 $2,535.00 

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Amount Brought Forward 



$30.00 $2,535.00 



George H. ^inslow 


30.00 




John W. Stark 


18.00 




Eugene A. Zalla 


30.00 




Assistant Registrars 


600.00 




Howell F. Shepard, Moderator 


10.00 




Stenographer at Town Meeting 


64.88 




Election Officers 


355.00 




Checkers at Town Meeting 


60.00 




Police Duty, Erecting Booths, etc. 


101.92 




Office Supplies, Stationery & Postage 193.26 




Printing and Advertising 


606.75 




Meals 


32.75 




Kent : 






Andover Square and Compass 






Club 


15.00 




Andover Grange 


20.00 




J. Augustus Remington 


15.00 




Janitors 


33.00 




Carting Ballot Boxes 


15.00 




Total Expenditures 


$2230.56 




Balance to Revenue 


304.44 






$2,535.00 


$2,535.00 


CIVILIAN DEFENSE 




Cr. 






Balance from 1944 




$ 55.95 


Appropriation 




1,200.00 


Refund 




1.65 



Dr. 
Office Supplies, Stationery & Postage S 6.00 
Telephone 37.71 

Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 19.00 



Amount Carried Forward 



$62.71 



$1,257.60 



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Amount Brought Forward $52.71 $1,257.60 



Rental of Water Cooler 49.60 




Expenses for War Bond Drives 537.00 




All Other 26.42 




Canning Center: 




Supplies 6.59 




Telephone 7.81 




Lawrence Gas & Electric Co. 35.55 




Salary, Instructor, Esther Belair 210.00 




All Other 10.74 




Total Expenditures $946.42 




Balance to Revenue 311.18 




$1,257.60 


$1,257.60 


RATION BOARD 




Cr. - 




Balance from 1944 


$238.05 


Appropriation 


400.00 


Dr. 




Office Supplies, Stationery & Postage $ 61.35 




Telephone 100.50 




Total Expenditures $161.85 




Balance to Revenue 476.20 





$638.05 $638.05 

MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS 

Cr. 
Appropriation $5,170.00 

Transfer from Reserve Fund 3,000.00 

Dr. 
Salary, Janitor. Wilson Crawford $1,820.00 



Amount Carrie,/ Forward $1 ,820.00 $8,1 70.00 

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Amount Brought Forward $1,820.00 $8,170.00 

Salary, James Fairweather, Janitor 

Work at Shaw Property 96.60 
Janitor Assistance: 

James MacCord 25.90 

David Wallace 60.20 

Trucking Rubbish 82.50 

Fuel 291.70 
Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 775.70 

Janitor's Supplies 344.47 
Repairs 4,087.43 

Laundry 14.64 

Water Bills 56.49 

Sanitizing Lavatories 20.46 
Rent of Rooms, Ballardvale Community 

Association 100.00 

Express and All Other 28.49 



Total Expenditures $7,804,58 

Balance to Revenue 365.42 



$8,170.00 $8,170.00 



POLICE DEPARTMENT 

Cr. 
Appropriation $33,287.66 

Refunds 21.38 

Dr. 
Salaries: 

Chief $ 2,860.00 

Patrolmen 17,689.00 

Special Police 2,304.65 

Regular Men Working 

Extra Hours 4,957.80 

Matron, Men Painting Streets, etc. 30.10 



Amount Carried Fonvard $27,841.55 $33,309.04 

62 



Amount Brought Forward 




$27,841.55 $33,309.04 


Office Supplies, Printing, 


Stat 


ionery 




and Postage 






126.72 


Office Repairs 






16.00 


Miscellaneous Supplies 






18.75 


Telephone 






326.55 


Lawrence Gas and Electric 


Company 


381.92 


Gasoline, Oil and Auto 1VL 


lintenance 


1,796.03 


Equipment for Men 






184.08 


Other Equipment 






216.85 


Kerosene 






6.47 


Signs, Signals, etc. 






525.89 


Laundry 






21.63 


Expenses Out-of-State 






25.50 


Association Dues 






15.00 


Physicians' Emergency Calls 




22.00 . 


Express and All Other 






71.98 


Unpaid 1944 Bills 






338.66 


Total Expenditures 


$31,935.58 


Balance to Revenue 






1,373.46 



$33,309.04 $33,309.04 

ARTICLE 9— PURCHASE POLICE CAR 
Cr. 

Appropriation $1,700.00 

Dr. 
Purchase of Car $1,610.00 

Balance to Revenue 90.00 



$1,700.00 $1,700.00 



ARTICLE 11— PURCHASE UNDERWATER LIGHT 

Cr. 

Appropriation $1 25.00 



63 



Amount Brought Forward $125.00 





Dr. 






Purchase of Lnderwater Lig 


;ht 


$ 84.55 




Balance to Revenue 




40.45 








$125.00 


$125.00 


STATE GUARD 






Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$250.00 


Uniforms, etc. 




$150.00 




Miscellaneous Supplies 




41.29 




Total Expenditures 




$191.29 




Balance to Revenue 




58.71 








$250.00 


$250.00 


FIRE DEPARTMENT 






Cr. 






Appropriation 






$38,880.00 


Refund 


Dr. 




1.55 


Salaries: 








Chief 




$ 2.860.00 




Firemen 




25.946.80 




Call Men 




4,163.33 




Regular Men Working 


y 






Extra Hours 




98.34 




Ambulance Assistance 








Wilson Crawford 




54.50 




Sundry Persons 




66.50 




Other Employees 




23.00 




Apparatus 




849.28 




Hose 




7.50 




Amount Carried Forward 




$34,069.25 


$38,881.55 



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Amount Brought Forward $34,069.25 $38,881.55 

Equipment for Men 405.98 

Other Equipment 700.13 

Gas, Oil and Truck Maintenance 548.99 

Alarm Boxes, etc. - 174.00 

Fuel 647.75 

Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 458.46 

Office Supplies, Stationery, Printing 

and Postage 75.21 

Telephone 165.81 

Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds: 

Repairs 733.30 

Furniture and Furnishings 11.00 

Laundry 232.69 

Miscellaneous Supplies 584.52 

Water Bills and All Other 42.12 

Express 6.91 

All Other 23.35 



Total Expenditures $38,879.47 

Balance to Revenue 2.08 



$38,881.55 $38,881.55 



ARTICLE 10— PURCHASE COMBINATION PUMP 

Cr. 
Balance from 1944 $5,800.00 

Dr. 

Purchase Combination Pump $5,754.70 

Balance to Revenue 45.30 



$5,800.00 $5,800.00 



BUILDING INSPECTOR 

Cr. 
Appropriation $525.00 



65 



Amount Brought Forward 

Dr. 
Salary. John J. Driscoll 
Balance to Revenue 


$501.00 
24.00 


$525.00 


$525.00 

WIRE INSPECTOR 

Cr. 
Appropriation 

Dr. 
Salary. William J. Young $400.00 
Printing 23.75 


$525.00 
$425.00 


Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 


$423.75 
1.25 





$425.00 $425.00 

SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 

Cr. 

Appropriation S450.00 

Dr. 
Salary. Lewis N. Mears $400.00 

Office Supplies, Stationery & Postage 16.68 
Seals, Dies, etc. 6.48 

Transportation 25.00 



Total Expenditures $448.16 
Balance to Revenue 1.84 


$450.00 


$450.00 


MOTH SUPPRESSION 




Cr. 
'Appropriation 


$5,400.00 


36 





Amount Brought forward 



$5,400.00 



Dr. 



G. Richard Abbott, Moth Supt. 


$1,021.50 




Labor 


2,860.28 




Stationery, Printing and Postage 


30.34 




Telephone 


19.30 




Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 8.32 




Hardware and Tools 


105.10, 




Insecticides 


772.55 




Gas, Oil and Truck Maintenance 


453.86 




Rent 


90.00 




Laundry 


10.20 




Range Oil 


16.05 




All Other 


9.68 




Total Expenditures 


$5,397.18 




Balance to Revenue 


2.82 






$5,400.00 


$5,400.00 


TREE WARDEN 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$5,600.00 


Dr. 






G. Richard Abbott, Tree Warden 


$1,246.50 




Labor 


3,315.20 




Stationery, Printing and Postage 


77.57 




Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 6.00 




Telephone 


15.85 




Hardware and Tools 


51.79 




Trees 


65.00 




Gas, Oil and Truck Maintenance 


414.05 




Rent 


90.00 




Laundry 


10.20 




Range Oil 


14.1 1 




(mount Carried Forward 


S5.306.30 


$5,600.00 



67 



Amount Brought Forward 

Loam, etc. 
Insecticides 
All Other 


$5,306.30 

18.40 
26.00 

4.74 


$5,600.00 


Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 


$5,355.44 
244.56 






$5,600.00 


$5,600.00 



FOREST FIRES 

Cr. 
Appropriation $1,925.00 

Dr. 
C. Edward Buchan, Fire Warden $ 225.00 
Wages, Fighting Fires 326.00 

Hose 843.00 

Gasoline and Truck Maintenance 470.07 
All Other 16.75 



Total Expenditures $1,880.82 

Balance to Revenue 44.18 



$1,925.00 $1,925.00 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT 

Cr. 

Appropriation $4,689.00 

Dr. 
Salaries, Board of Health: 

Percy J. Look, Chairman $ 100.00 

William V. Emmons 100.00 

Franklin H. Stacey, Secretary 91.63 
Salary, Lotta Johnson, Agent 1,603.92 

Lotta Johnson, Use of Car 350.00 



Amount Carried Forward $2,245.55 $4,689.00 

68 



Amount Brought Forward $2,245.55 $4,689.00 

Franklin H. Stacey, 

Extra Clerical Services 75.00 

Office Supplies, Stationery & Postage 128.65 

Printing and Advertising 22.70 

Telephone 69.85 

Range Oil 10.70 

Laundry 13.50 

Express 2.73 

All Other 31.24 
Quarantine and Contagious Diseases: 

To Other Cities 36.43 
Rabies Vaccine and Dog Vaccinations 363.70 
Baby Clinic: 



Philip W. Blake, M.D. 


200.00 




Mrs. Eva Muise, Assistance 


60.00 




Supplies, Medicines, etc. 


93.00 




Rent, Andover Guild 


50.00 




Plumbing Inspections 


246.00 




Disposing of Dead Cats and Dogs 


120.50 




Vital Statistics: 






Births 


1.00 




Deaths 


20.25 




Alfred C. Stacey, Milk Inspector 


250.00 




Expenses and Supplies 


80.52 




Total Expenditures 


$4,121.27 




Balance to Revenue 


567.73 




' 


$4,689.00 


$4,689.00 


CARE AND TREATMENT OF 




TUBERCULAR PATIENTS 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$6,000.00 



Amount Brought Forward 




$6,000.00 


Dr. 

Essex Sanatorium 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
North Reading Sanatorium 


$3,106.50 
31.00 
90.00 






Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 


$3,227.50 
2,772.50 






$6,000.00 


$6,000.00 


ESSEX COUNTY TUBERCULOSIS HOSPITAL 

Cr. 

Appropriation $10,187.04 

Dr. 
Essex County 

Tuberculosis Hospital $10,187.04 


. 


$10,187.04 


$10,187.04 


PUBLIC DUMP 
Cr. 

Appropriation 

Dr. 

Antonio Bellia, Keeper $ 780.00 
Balance to Revenue 220.00 


$1,000.00 




$1,000.00 


$1,000.00 



ARTICLE 27— GARBAGE COLLECTION 

Cr. 

Appropriation $4,000.00 

Dr. 
Advertising, etc. $ 15.50 



Amount Carried Forward % 15.50 $4,000.00 

70 



Amount Brought Forward $ 15.50 $4,000.00 

Balance to 1946 3,984.50 



$4,000.00 $4,000.00 



SEWERS MAINTENANCE 

Cr. 
Appropriation $5,800.00 

Dr. 
Salaries : 

Supt., Charles T. Gilliard $ 208.00 
Asst. Supt., Edward R. Lawson 104.00 
Clerks : 

Laura B. Juhlmann 6.00 

May Shorten 6.00 

Labor 1,483.39 

Tools and Equipment 52.07 

Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 2,066.71 



Pump Repairs 

Coal 

Pipe and Fittings 

New Pipe Line 

All Other 


6.65 

29.09 

51.41 

1,438.14 

6.54 




Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 


$5,458.00 

342.00 






$5,800.00 


$5,800.00 



ARTICLE 6— IMPROVING SEWER SYSTEM 
Cr. 

Appropriation $22,500.06 

Transfer from Reserve Fund 6,500.00 

Dr. 
Plans and Specifications $ 3.650.00 



Amount Carried Forward $3,650.00 $29,000.00 

. 71 



Amount Brought Forward $3,650.00 $29,000.00 

Pipeline Construction 19,758.81 

Pipe, etc. 77.70 



Total Expenditures $23,486.51 

Balance to 1946 5,513.49 



$29,000.00 $29,000.00 



HIGHWAYS MAINTENANCE 
Gr. 

Appropriation $49,850.00 

Refunds 19.24 

Dr. 
Salaries: 

Supt., Charles T. Gilliard $ 1,968.00 
Asst. Supt., Edward R. Lawson 1,298.40 
Clerks: 

Laura B. Juhlmann 47.40 

May Shorten 1,339.20 

Secretary, William F. Barron 50.00 

Office Supplies, Stationery & Postage 2.00 



Telephone 


142.24 


Labor 


23,801.29 


Gasoline and Oil Maintenance 


132.50 


Crushed Stone, Sand, Gravel, etc. 


747.51 


Equipment and Repairs 


1,063.14 


Asphalt, Tarvia and Road Oil 


14,382.12 


Tools, Equipment, etc. 


772.52 . 


Pipe and Fittings 


88.59 


Roadwav Maintenance 


939.05 


Fuel Oil 


53.40 


Blasting: 


53.76 


Repair Bridges 


320.00 


Report of Bridges and Inspection 


90.00 



Amount Carried Fonvard $47,291.12 $49,869.24 

72 



Amount Brought Forward 


$47,291.12 


$49,869.24 


Use of Crane 


42.00 




Shovel 


732.00 




Roller 


24.00 




Wheels 


5.00 




Express 


143.96 




All Other 


45.43 




Total Expenditures 


$48,283.51 




Balance to Revenue 


1,585.73 





$49,869.24 $49,869.24 

TRUCKS, GARAGE AND REPAIR SHOP MAINTENANCE 

Cr. 

$8,000.00 



Appropriation 


Dr. 




Labor 




$2,717.64 


Shop Maintenance 




111.23 


Hardware, Tools, etc. 




126.73 


Truck Maintenance 




4,336.90 


Fuel Oil 




432.44 



Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 166.61 
Telephone 61.09 

All Other 7.83 



Total Expenditures $7,960.47 

Balance to Revenue 39.53 



$8,000.00 $8,000.00 

ARTICLE 12— BUILDING NEW SIDEWALKS 

Cr. 
Appropriation $5,000.00 

73 



Amount Brought Forward 


Dr. 




$5,000.00 


Labor 




$2,571.19 




Gravel, Loam, Stone, etc. 




1,487.30 




Lumber 




228.20 




All Other 




6.65 




Total Expenditures 




$4,293.34 




Balance to Revenue 




706.66 








$5,000.00 


$5,000.00 


ARTICLE 15— CHAP. 90— HIGHWAYS MAINTENANCE 




Cr. 






Balance from 1944 






$1,618.53^ 


Appropriation 






1,000.00 


Transfer from Free Cash 


Dr. 




1,000.00 


Labor 




$1,573.95 




Asphalt, Tarvia, etc. 




39.20 




Pipe 




457.15 




Cement, Brick, etc. 




149.83 




Use of Trucks and Shovel 




469.35 




Manhole Frames, etc. 




117.50 




All Other 




7.20 




Total Expenditures 




$2,814.18 




Balance to 1946 




804.35 








$3,618.53 


$3,618.53 



ARTICLE 18— PURCHASE DWYER LAND 

Cr. 

Appropriation $400.00 

Dr. 
Purchase Land $400.00 



$400.00 $400.00 

74 



ART. 20— CHAP. 90— RIVER ROAD IMPROVEMENT 

Cr. 

Balance from 1944 $451.23 

Dr. 

Labor $ 84.65 

Tarvia 257.98 

Sand 5.25 



Total Expenditures $347.88 

Balance to Revenue 103.35 



$451.23 $451.23 



SNOW REMOVAL AND SANDING 

Cr. 



Appropriation 




$15,000.00 


Transfer from Overlay Reserve 




6,000.00 


Transfer from Reserve Fund 




1,650.00 


Revenue 1946 




8,000.00 


Dr. 






Labor 


$17,761.08 




Plowing Roads: 






Trucks 


6,780.01 




Tractors 


1,835.63 




Sidewalk Plows 


142.00 




Tools and Equipment 


976.57 




Gasoline and Oil Maintenance 


685.45 


a 


Posts and Snow Fences 


94.68 




Chloride Flake 


574.20 




Sand and Salt 


711.29 




Use of Sand Loader 


310.00 




Meals 


27.01 




Express 


309.86 




All Other 


4.72 




Amount Carried Forward 


$30,212.50 


$30,650.00 



75 



Amount Brought Forward $30,212.50 $30,650.00 

Total Expenditures $30,212.50 

Balance to Revenue 437.50 



$30,650.00 $30,650.00 

ARTICLE 12— PURCHASE OF NEW OR REBUILT 
COMBINATION SNOW AND SAND LOADER 

Cr. 
Balance from 1944 $7,200.00 

Dr. 

Purchase Snow Loader $7,200.00 









$7,200.00 


$7,200.00 


ARTICLE 


28— PLOWING 


PRIVATE 


WAYS 


Appropriation 

Labor 
Gasoline 


nditures 
1946 


Cr. 
Dr. 


$ 187.00 
37.21 


$1,000.00 


Total Expei 
Balance to 




$224.21 
775.79 








$1,000.00 


$1,000.00 




STREET LIGHTING 




Appropriation 

Street Lighting 
Balance to Revenue 


Cr. 
Dr. 


$17,830.48 
2,169.52 


$20,000.00 



$20,000.00 $20,000.00 

76 



PUBLIC WELFARE 





Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$9,000.00 


Office, Supplies, Stationery 


r and 






Postage 




$ 8.61 




Telephone 




3.15 




Agent's Expenses 




7.00 




Cash to Individuals 




3,064.00 




Groceries and Provisions 




713.88 




Dry Goods and Clothing 




13.85 




Fuel 




203.62 




Medicine and Medical Attendance 


309.69 




Board and Care 




' 372.00 




State Institutions 




2,889.40 




Town Physician, John J. . 


Hartigan 


225.00 




Relief by Other Cities 




118.00 




All Other 




63.00 




Total Expenditures 




$7,991.20 




Balance to Revenue 




1,008.80 








$9,000 00 


$9,000.00 



PUBLIC WELFARE SALARIES 

Cr. 
Appropriation $1,500.00 

Dr. 
Salaries, Board of Public Welfare: 

Roy E. Hardy $ 100.00 

J. Everett Collins 100.00 

Edward P. Hall 100.00 

Arthur W. Cole, Agent 600.00 

Gladys Brainerd, Clerk 364.00 



Total Expenditures $1,264.00 

imount Carried forward $1,264.00 $1,500.00 

77 



Amount Brought Forward $1,264.00 $1,500.00 

Balance to Revenue 236.00 



$1,500.00 $1,500.00 



AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN 
(Town) 

Cr. 
Appropriation $7,500.00 

Dr. 
Aid to Dependent Children $6,008.03 

Town Physician, John J. Hartigan 50.00 



Total Expenditures $6,058.03 




Balance to Revenue 1,441.97 




$7,500.00 


$7,500.00 


AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN ADMINISTRATION 


(Town) 




Cr. 




Appropriation 


$500.00 


Dr. 




Salaries: 




Arthur W. Cole, Agent $105.00 




Gladys Brainerd 75.00 




Telephone 3.10 




Office Supplies, Stationery & Postage 41.41 




Agent's Expenses 3.00 




Total Expenditures $227.51 




Balance to Revenue 272.49 





$500.00 $500.00 

78 



AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN 
(Federal Grants) 

Cr. 

Balance from 1944 $ 18.77 

Federal Grants Received in 1945 1,915.00 

Dr. 
Aid to Dependent Children $1,912.00 

Balance to 1946 21.77 



$1,933.77 $1,933.77 

AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN ADMINISTRATION 
(Federal Grants) 

Cr. 



Balance from 1944 






$ 28.55 


Federal Grants Received irj 


i 1945 
Dr. 




151.90 


Salaries: 








Arthur W. Cole, Agent 


$ 75.00 




Gladys Brainerd 




81.00 




Telephone 




4.60 




Office Supplies, etc. 




7.65 




Agent's Expenses 




5.60 




Total Expenditures 




$173.85 




Balance to 1946 




6.60 








$180.45 


$180.45 


OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 






(Town) 








Cr. 






Appropriation 






$38,600.00 


Transfer from Reserve Fund 




2,200.00 


Refund- 






20.70 


. 


Dr. 






Cash to Individuals 




$39.401 .76 




\ man nt Carried F or ward 


79 


$39,401.76 


$40,820.70 



Amount Brought Forward $39,401.76 

Paid to Other Cities 355.26 
Paid to Other Towns 850.54 
Town Physician, John J. Hartigan 200.00 


$40,820.70 


Total Expenditures $40,807.56 
Balance to Revenue 13.14 





$40,820.70 $40,820.70 

OLD AGE ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION 
(Town) 

Cr. 
Appropriation $2,400.00 

Dr. 

Salaries: 

Arthur W. Cole, Agent $1,452.33 

Gladys Brainerd 504.00 

Office Supplies, Stationery & Postage 138.98 
Telephone 21.25 

Agent's Expenses 49.40 



Total Expenditures $2,165.96 




Balance to Revenue 234.04 




$2,400.00 


$2,400.00 


OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 




(Federal Grants) 




Cr. 




Balance from 1944 


$ 78.26 


Federal Grants Received in 1945 


28,818.98 


Refunds 


66.40 


Dr. 




Cash to Individuals $28,947.35 




Balance to 1946 16.29 





$28,963.64 $28,963.64 

80 



OLD AGE ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION 
(Federal Grants) 

Cr. 

Balance from 1944 $ 38.92 

Federal Grants Received in 1945 960.59 

Dr. 

Salaries: : 

Arthur W. Cole, Agent $490.67 

Gladys Brainerd 415.00 
Office Supplies, Stationery & Postage 48.58 

Telephone 18.45 

Agent's Expenses 23.50 



Total Expenditures 


$996.20 


' 


Balance to 1946 


3.31 






$999.51 


$999.51 


INFIRMARY 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$11,000.00 


Dr. 






Salary, 






Bertha W. Thornton, Matron $ 1,011.89 




Wages, Other Employees 


1,913.00 


■• 


Groceries and Provisions 


3,478.20 




Dry Goods and Clothing 


157.47 




Building and Repairs 


1,185.21 


A 


Fuel 


686.15 


: 


Furniture and Furnishings 


261.95 


i 


Household Supplies and Utensils 


296.26 




Telephone 


61.30 


• 


Lawrence Gas and Electric Compa 


ny 380.29 




Medicine and Medical Attention 


431.82 




Amount Carried Forward 


$9,863.54 


$11,000.00 



81 



Amount Brought Forward 


$9,863.54 


$11,000.00 


Barber Service for Inmates 


36.00 




Water Bills 


80.00 




Burial of Inmate 


166.00 




All Other 


98.29 




Total Expenditures 


$10,243.83 




Balance to Revenue 


756.17 






$11,000.00 


$11,000.00 


VETERANS' SERVICES 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$7,000.00 


War Allowance Refund 




50.00 


Dr. 






Salary, Frank P. Markey, Agent 


$2,535.00 




Salaries: 






Clerks : 






Ruth T. Hitchings 


275.00 




Thomas Duff 


95.76 




Cash to Individuals 


1,016.00 




Office Supplies, Stationery & Postage 742.57 




Telephone 


52.20 




Groceries and Provisions 


132.03 




Rent 


50.00 




Fuel 


56.57 




Medicine and Medical Attention 


561.00 




Board and Care 


216.00 




Aid from Other Cities 


8.00 




State Aid: 






Cash to Individuals 


225.00 




Amount Carried Forward 


$5,965.13 


$7,050.00 



82 



Amount Brought Forward 




$5,965.13 


$7,050.00 


War Allowance: 

Cash to Individuals 
All Other 


♦ 


170.00 
13.99 


» 


Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 




$6,149.12 
900.88 








$7,050.00 


$7,050.00 


SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 






Cr. 






Appropriation 
Refunds 






$205,940.50 
47.52 



Dr. 

Salaries, Superintendents: 



Edward I. Erickson $ 


3,435.25 


Kenneth L. Sherman 


1,668.55 


Salary, Superintendents' Clerks 


1,214.25 


Salary, Principals' Clerks 


1,857.22 


Truant Officer 


100.00 


Office Supplies, Stationery & Posta, 


£e 285.68 


Printing 


46.25 


Telephone 


475.44 


Preliminary Sketches for 




Proposed School 


300.00 


Teachers' Retirement Contribution 


505.70 


All Other 


57.82 


Teachers' Salaries: 




High 


37,722.29 


Junior High 


39,322.51 



Amount Carried Forward $86,990.96 $205,988.02 

83 



Amount Brought Forward 


$86,990.96 


$205,988.02 


Elementary 


58,363.83 




Textbooks and Supplies: 






High 

Junior High 
Elementary 


1,023.68 
623.35 
848.42 




Other Expenses of Instruction: 






High 

Junior High 
Elementary 


1,655.22 

1,333.16 

732.84 




Tuition: 






High 
Elementary 


790.81 
171.20 




Transportation : 






High 

Junior High 
Elementary 


3,519.44 
3,517.74 
4,716.17 




Janitors' Services: 






High 

Junior High 
Elementary 


4,036.67 
4,824.03 
8,554.86 




Health: 


• 




High 

Junior High 
Elementary 


1,703.11 
1,060.34 
1,382.68 




Amount Carried Forward 


$185,848.51 


$205,988.02 


84 







Amount Brought Forward $185,848.51 $205,988.02 

Lawrence Gas and Electric Company: 



High 

Junior High 
Elementary 


1,335.76 

1,336.97 

913.98 


Fuel: 




ffigh 

Junior High 
Elementary 


2,099.39 
2,162.95 
4,515.37 


Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds: 


High: 




Repairs 

Janitors' Supplies 
All Other 


846.68 

347.71 

50.00 



Junior High and Elementary: 



Repairs 




3,972.78 




Janitors' Supplies 


898.90 


v 


All Other 




151.16 




School Reports 




311.41 




Diplomas and Graduation 


Exer< 


cises 107.06 




Sanatizing Lavatories 




129.77 




Laundrv 




41.67 




Water Bills 




760.68 




Express and All Other 




45.76 




Total Expenditures 


$205,876.51 




Balance to Revenue 




111.5] 






$205,088.02 


$205,988.02 



85 



MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 

Cr. 

Appropriation $17,138.62 

Dog Account Refund 1,666.38 

Income from Investments 2,900.00 

Transfer from Reserve Fund 1,312.98 

Dr. 

Salaries: 

Librarian, Miriam Putnam $ 2,453.96 

Assistants: 

Margaret D. Manning 1,844.00 

Nellie A. Crossley 1,458.00 

Sarah B. Minerella 1,703.97 

Eleanore G. Bliss 747.00 

Isabel Noone 1,005.17 

Margaret Lane 302.07 

Ethel Zink 213.00 

Extra Page Help 658.08 

Janitors: 

Archibald D. Maclaren 1,754.00 

ClesterE. Matthews (B'vale) 75.00 

Extra Assistance 114.56 

Treasurer, Arthur Reynolds 99.96 
Office Supplies, Stationery & Postage 1234.09 

Purchase Adding Machine 196.10 

Telephone 99.91 

Books 3,439.59 

Periodicals 680.32 

Binding Books 549.17 

Fuel 816.15 
Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 496.76 



Amount Carried Forward $19,940 86 $23,017.98 

86 



Amount Brought Forward $19,940.86 $23,017.98 



Repairs 


1,303.29 


Janitor's Supplies 


132.10 


New Boiler and Repairs 


1,334.28 


Treasurer's Bond 


30.00 


Trucking Rubbish 


30.20 


Water Bills 


12.22 


Express and All Other 


101.13 


Total Expenditures 


$22,884.08 


Balance to Revenue 


133.90 



$23,017.98 $23,017.98 

ARTICLE 20— PAY TUITION BILLS— TEWKSBURY 

Cr. 
Appropriation $780.00 

Dr. 

Town of Tewksburv, Tuition $780.00 



$780.00 $780.00 



ART. 21— STATE-AIDED VOCATIONAL EDUCATION 

Cr. 
Appropriation $600.00 

Dr. 



Teachers' Salaries $451.50 




Balance to Revenue 148.50 




$600.00 


$600.00 


PARK DEPARTMENT 




Cr. 




Appropriation 


$4,600.00 



87 



Amount Brought forward 




$4,600.00 




Dr. 


- 


Salaries: 






Supt., Charles T. Gilliard 


$ 164.00 


Asst. Supt., Edward R. 


Lawson 82.00 


Clerks : 






Laura B. Juhlmann 


6.00 


May Shorten 




6.00 


Labor 




3,032.58 


Hardware, Tools, etc. 




224.88 


Equipment and Repairs 




266.70 


Fertilizer, Loam, etc. 




283.90 


Use of Land at Playstead 




100.00 


Renew Baseball Bleachers 




102.75 


Cut Grass on Town Lots 




300.00 


All Other 




25.43 


Total Expenditures 




$4,594.24 


Balance to Revenue 




5.76 



$4,600.00 $4,600.00 
ARTICLE 13— REPAIR AND PAINT BLEACHERS 

Cr. 

Appropriation $1,500.00 

Dr. 

Repair and Paint Bleachers $1,500.00 



$1,500.00 $1,500:00 



ARTICLE 19— BUILDING PLAYGROUND AND ERECT 
FENCE, ETC., AT WEST CENTER SCHOOL 

Cr. 

Balance from 1944 $3,000.00 

Dr. 

Grading, etc. $2,316.20 

Balance to 1946 683.80 



$3,000.00 $3,000.00 



PLAYGROUND COMMITTEE 

Cr. 

Appropriation $2,644.00 

Dr. 

Salaries, Instructors $2,209.50 

Labor 99.13 

Dances 90.00 

Playground Recreational Supplies 82.67 

Erecting Equipment, etc. 106.00 

Repairs 32.14 

All Other 24.43 



Total Expenditures $2,643.87 

Balance to Revenue .13 



$2,644.00 $2,644.00 



ARTICLE 33— HAZLETON LAND PURCHASE 

(Ballardvale Playground) 

Cr. 

Appropriation $2,500.00 

89 



Amount Brought Forward $2,500.00 

Dr. 



Labor 


$ 54.87 


Purchase Land 


1,000.00 


Grading, etc. 


988.75 


Stakes 


20.00 


Recording Fee 


2.00 


Total Expenditures 


$2,065.62 


Balance to 1946 


434.38 



$2,500.00 $2,500.00 

ARTICLE 34— EXPANDED RECREATIONAL PROGRAM 

Cr. 

Appropriation $1,150.00 

Dr. 

Dances, etc. $114.27 

Recreational Supplies 76.11 

Police Services 20.00 

All Other 28.50 



Total Expenditures $238.88 

Balance to 1946 911.12 



$1,150.00 $1,150.00 

POMPS POND BATHING BEACH 

Cr. 

Appropriation $2,200.00 

Dr. 
Life Guards $1,307.32 

Labor 10.00 



Amount Carried Forward $1,317.32 $2,200.00 

90 



Amount Carried Forward 

Purchase Life Boat 

Repairs 

Rent — Hussey's Pond Beach 

Rent — Pomps Pond Beach 


$1,317.32 

55.00 
266.22 

50.00 
100.00 


$2,200.00 


Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 


$1,788.54 
411.46 





$2,200.00 $2,200.00 

ARTICLE 31— PURCHASE HUSSEY'S POND 

Cr. 
Appropriation $1,250.00 

Dr. 

Purchase Hussey's Pond $1,250.00 



$1,250.00 $1,250.00 



DAMAGES TO PERSONS AND PROPERTY 

Cr. 
Appropriation $500.00 

Dr. 
Damages to Persons and Property $ 29.50 
Balance to Revenue 470.50 



$500.00 $500.00 



AMERICAN LEGION QUARTERS 

Cr. 
Appropriation $600.00 

91 



Amount Brought Forward $600.00 

Dr. 

Rent, American Legion Quarters $600.00 



$600.00 $600.00 



VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS QUARTERS 

Cr. 
Appropriation $600.00 

Dr. 

Rent, Veterans 

of Foreign Wars Quarters $600.00 





$600.00 


$600.00 


NOTE PREMIUM ACCOUNT 




Premium Receipt 


Cr. 


$379.58 


Dr. 

Expense of Issuing Notes $117.00 
Balance to 1946 262.58 






$379.58 


$379.58 




INSURANCE 




Appropriation 


Cr. 


$10,000.00 


Insurance 

Balance to Revenue 


Dr. 

$ 9,802.09 
197.91 






$10,000.00 


$10,000.00 




92 





ARMISTICE DAY 



Appropriation 


Dr. 




$150.00 


Bands 




$110.00 




Janitor Service 




13.00 




Police Service 




5.00 




Total Expenditures 




$128.00 




Balance to Revenue 




22.00 








$150.00 


$150.00 


MEMORIAL DAY 






Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$950.00 


Lawrence Fife and Drum 


Corps 


$100.00 




Andover Brass Band 




175.00 




Punchard Girls' Band 




24.00 




Plants, Wreaths, etc. 




617.00 




Flags 




33.72 




Total Expenditures 




$949.72 




Balance to Revenue 




.28 








$950.00 


$950.00 


TOWN REPORTS 






Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$966.00 


Printing Town Reports 




$961.00 




Balance to Revenue 




5.00 





$966.00 $966.00 

93 



Cr. 




Appropriation 




Dr. 




Public Weigher, Wilson Crawford 


$100.00 


Scale Book 


1.40 


Total Expenditures 


$101.40 


Balance to Revenue 


73.60 



$175.00 



$175.00 $175.00 

WATER DEPARTMENT 

Cr. 
Appropriation ■ $43,100.00 

Petty Cash Refund 50.00 

Dr. 

Salaries: 

Supt., Charles T. Gilliard $ 1,560.00 
Asst. Supt., Edward R. Lawson 1,308.00 

Clerks : 

Laura B. Juhlmann 1,795.00 



May Shorten 


48.00 


Secretary, William Barron 


50.00 


Office Supplies, Stationery, 


& Postage 344.94 


Petty Cash Account 


50.00 


Dues 


11.00 


Printing and Advertising 


35.37 


Telephone 


484.33 


Labor 


14,830.87 


Pipe and Fittings 


1,350.29 


Meters and Fittings 


1,260.93 


Amount Carried Forward 


$23,128.73 $43,150.00 



94 



Amount Brought Forward 


$23,128.73 


$43,150.00 


Equipment, Hardware and Tools 


798.85 




Gasoline and Oil Maintenance 


230.44 




Chlorine 


222.70 




Lawrence Gas and Electric 


5,043.57 




Use of Bulldozer 


156.50 




Boat Licenses 


52.84 




Miscellaneous Supplies and All Other 169.03 




Pumping Station: 






Engineers 


5,681.92 




Oil, Waste and Packing 


125.65 




Coal 


5,422.55 




Range Oil 


29.30 




Building Repairs 


929.69 




Maintenance Pumping Equipment 


1,042.62 




Freieht 


49.02 




All Other 


64.74 




Total Expenditures 


$43,148.15 




Balance to Revenue 


1.85 






$43,150.00 


$43,150.00 



ARTICLE 5— IMPROVING WATER SYSTEM 

Cr. 
Transfer from Free Cash $ 75,000.00 

Water Extension Loan 75,000.00 

Dr. 
Labor $ 8,881.36 

Hydrants, Valves, etc. 4,006.45 

Plans and Specifications 5,000.00 

Pipe and Construction 101,245.84 

Cement, Supplies, etc. 159.65 



[mount Carried Forward $1 19,293.30 $1 50,000.00 

95 



Amount Brought Forward $119,293.30 $150,000.00 

Total Expenditures $119,293.30 

Balance to 1946 30,706.70 



$150,000.00 $150,000.00 



ARTICLE 18— ENGINEERING SERVICES TO MAKE 
STUDY OF WATER AND SEWER SYSTEMS 



Cr. 






Balance from 1944 




$3,500.00 


Dr. 






Study and Report Sewer and 






Water Systems 


$2,863.00 




Balance to 1946 


637.00 






$3,500.00 


$3,500.00 


SPRING GROVE CEMETERY 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$9,470.00 


Petty Cash Refund 




10.00 


Dr. 






Salaries: 






Supt., Jesse E. West 


$2,169.00 




Clerk, Edith P. Sellars 


200.00 




Labor 


5,717.03 





Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 28.80 

Telephone 39.76 

Petty Cash Account 10.00 

Equipment, Tools, etc. 340.66 

Gasoline, Oil and Truck Maintenance 264.17 

Loam and Cinders 66.00 

Seeds 46.17 

Weed Destroyer 86.24 



Amount Carried Forward $8,967.83 $9,480.00 

96 



Amount Brought Forward $8,967.83 $9,480.00 

Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 12.00 



Range Oil 


23.43 




Concrete Containers 


387.70 




Water Bills 


6.96 




Transportation 


58.32 


• 


Express and All Other 


8.55 




Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 


$9,464.79 
15.21 






$9,480.00 


$9,480.00 


ARTICLE 22— PURCHASE COMPRESSOR 


(Spring Grove 
Cr. 


Cemetery) 




Appropriation 

Dr. 




$575.00 


Purchase Air Compressor 


$575.00 






$575.00 


$575.00 


INTEREST 




Cr. 






Appropriation 

Dr. 




$5,823.75 , 


Interest: 






Junior High School 
Outfall Sewer 


$4,017.50 
1,806.25 






$5,823.75 


$5,823.75 


MATURING DEBT 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$ 26.000.00 



97 



Amount Brought Forward i $26,000.00 

Dr. 



General Loans: 






Junior High School $ 21,000.00 




. Outfall Sewer 


5,000.00 




i 


$26,000.00 


$26,000.00 


Town Clerk's Dog License Money 




2,242.00 


Cemetery Perpetual Care Funds: 






West Parish 


60.91 




St. Augustine's 


13.04 




Christ Church 


158.84 




South Church 


422.00 




Spring Grove 


5,022.50 








5,677.29 


Private Trust Funds 




67.69 


Retirement Fund 




18,413.57 


Essex County Tax 




33,258.08 


Commonwealth of Massachusetts; 






State Tax 


20,400.00 




Auditing Municipal Accounts 


845.89 




State Parks and Reservations 


433.16 




Retirement System Audit 


109.44 








21,788.49 


War Savings Bonds 




6,618.75 


Withholding Taxes 




42,908.35 


Refunds: 






On Taxes 


$90.46 




On Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes 48.30 




Overpayment of Water Charg 


es 31.10 




Overpayment to Treasurer 


2.75 




War Bonds 


72.50 





98 



Amount Brought Forward 



245.11 



Total Expenditures, 1945 $1,024,682.21 

RESERVE FUND 

Cr. 
Transferred from Overlay Reserve $15,000.00 

Dr. 

Memorial Hall Library $ 1,312.98 

Municipal Buildings 3,000.00 

Article 6— Water System 6,500.00 

Snow Removal and Sanding 1,650.00 

Old Age Assistance 2,200.00 



Total Transferred $14,662.98 

Balance to Revenue 337.02 



$15,000.00 $15,000.00 

POLL TAXES 1943 

Balance from 1944 $14.00 

Collected in 1945 $14.00 



$14.00 $14.00 



PERSONAL TAXES 1943 

Balance from 1944 $746.75 

Collected in 1945 $743.95 

Abated 2.80 



$746.75 $746.75 

REAL ESTATE TAXES 1943 

Balance from 194 1 $7,149.01 

Amount Carried Forward 

99 



Amount Brought Forward $7,149.01 

Collected in 1945 $6,039.28 

Abated 1,067.03 

Tax Titles 42.70 



$7,149.01 


$7,149.01 


POLL TAXES 1944 




Balance from 1944 $74,00 




Collected in 1945 


$50.00 


Abated 


24.00 


$74.00 


$74.00 


PERSONAL TAXES 1944 




Balance from 1944 $2,979.64 




Collected in 1945 


$2,525.64 


Abated 


298.12 


Balance to 1946 


155.88 


$2,979.64 


$2,979.64 


REAL ESTATE TAXES 1944 




Balance from 1944 $48,887.03 




Collected in 1945 


$44,023.34 


Abated 


3,790.78 


Tax Titles 


335.40 


Balance to 1946 


737.51 


$48,887.03 


$48,887.03 


POLL TAXES 1945 




Commitments $8,100.00 




Refund 2.00 




Collected in 1945 


$5,668.00 


Abated 


2,398.00 


Balance to 1946 


36.00 



$8,102.00 $8,102.00 

TOO 



PERSONAL TAXES 1945 

Commitments $61,403.53 

Collected in 1945 $59,405.20 

Abated 146.46 

Balance to 1946 1,851.87 



$61,403.53 $61,403.53 

REAL ESTATE TAXES 1945 

Commitments $416,645.79 

Refunds 88.46 

Collected in 1945 $382,247.12 

Abated 1,303.13 

Tax Titles 675.72 

Balance to 1946 32,508.28 



$416,734.25 $416,734.25 
WATER LIENS ADDED-TO-TAXES 1945 



Commitments $477.43 




Refunds 11.57 




Collected in 1945 by Tax Collector 


$241.46 


Collected in 1945 by Water Department 


15.97 


Abated 


13.57 


Added to Tax Titles 


37.35 


-Balance to 1946 


180.65 


$489.00 


$489.00 


TAX TITLE ACCOUNT 




Balance from 1944 $3,831.26 




Added to Tax Titles 1,271.45 




Redemptions 


$2,635.56 


Balance to 1946 


2,467.15 



$5,102.71 $5,102.71 

101 



TAX TITLE POSSESSIONS 

Balance from 1944 $146.30 

Added to Tax Title Possessions 149.25 

Transferred to Tax Title Possessions $ 41.00 

Balance to 1946 254.55 



$295.55 $295.55 

MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1944 

Balance from 1944 $40.00 

Committed in 1945 8.00 

Collected in 1945 $44.00 

Abated 4.00 



$48.00 $48.00 

MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1945 

Commitments, 1945 $11,654.97 

Refunds 48.30 

Collected in 1945 $11,463.56 

Abated 115.16 

Balance to 1946 124.55 



$11,703.27 $11,703.27 

MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1943 

Balance from 1944 $28.12 

Collected in 1945 $25.02 

Abated 3.10 



$28.12 $28.12 

MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1944 

Balance from 1944 $180.27 

Collected in 1945 $180.27 



$180.27 $180.27 

102 



MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1945 

Commitments, 1945 $1,948.34 

Collected in 1945 $1,829.82 

Balance to 1946 118.52 



$1,948.34 $1,948.34 

APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS 
ADDED-TO-TAXES 1944 

Balance from 1944 $28.77 

Collected in 1945 $28.77 



$28.77 $28.77 

APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS 
ADDED-TO-TAXES 1945 

Commitment, 1945 $20.17 

Balance to 1946 $20.17 



$20.17 $20.17 

COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 

1944 

Balance from 1944 $8.99 

Collected in 1945 $8.99 



$8.99 $8.99 

COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 

1945 

Commitment, 1945 $7.26 

Balance to 1946 $7.26 



$7.26 $7.26 

OVERLAY 1943 

Balance from 1944 $7,909.76 

Abatements $1,069.83 

103 



Amount Brought forward $1,069.83 $7,909.76 

Transfer to Overlay Reserve 6,000.00 

Balance to 1946 839.93 



$7,909.76 


$7,909.76 


OVERLAY 1944 




Balance from 1944 

Abatements $ 4,112.90 
Transfer to Overlay Reserve 5,606.61 
Balance to 1946 2,505.82 


$12,225.33 


$12,225.33 


$12,225.33 


OVERLAY 1945 




Overlay 1945 

Abatements $ 3,847.59 

Balance to 1946 6,990.92 


$10,838.51 



$10,838.51 $10,838.51 

OVERLAY RESERVE 

Balance from 1944 $30,608.82 

Transferred from Overlay 1943 6,000.00 

Transferred from Overlay 1944 5,606.61 

Reserve Fund — Unexpended Balance 337.02 

Transferred to Snow Removal 

and Sanding $ 6,000.00 

Transferred to Reserve Fund- 15,000.00 

Balance to 1946 21,552.45 



$42,552.45 $42,552.45 

DEPARTMENTAL ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 

Balance from 1944 $14,323.38 



104 



Amount Brought Forivard 


$14,323.38 




Charges, Accounts Receivable 






in 1945 


45,810.08 




Adjustments 


102.00 




Collected in 1945 




$50,641.32 


Abatements 




17.00 


Adjustments 




1,589.47 


Balance to 1946 




7,987.67 




$60,235.46 


$60,235.46 


WATER RATES 




ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 




Balance from 1944 


$ 2,919.42 




Charges^ Commitments, 1945 


55,563.60 




Adjustments 


50.51 




Refunds 


31.10 




Collected in 1945 




$54,248.70 


Abatements 




63.57 


Adjustments 




685.35 


Balance to 1946 




3,567.01 




$58,564.63 


$58,564.63 



WATER SERVICES AND MISCELLANEOUS 
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 



Balance from 1944 




$183.60 




Charges, Commitments, 


1945 


717.27 




Adjustment 




1.00 




Collected in 1945 






$501.30 


Adjustments 






85.00 


Balance to 1946 






315.57 



$901.87 $901.87 



105 



EXCESS AND DEFICIENCY ACCOUNT 

Balance from 1944 $290,374.99 

Refunds' 1944 .32 

Unexpended Appropriation Balances from 1944 111.19 

Revenue 1945 . 19,980.84 

Old Age Assistance Refunds 200.00 

Estimated Receipts 52,484.77 

Tax Title Revenue 2,495.53 

Tax Sale Surplus 5.98 

Tailings 135.54 

State and County Aid to Highways 257.87 

State and County Aid to Highways Revenue 1,000.00 

Federal Grant to School Construction 826.39 

Civilian Defense 311.18 

Chapter 90 — Highway Maintenance 500.00 

Transferred to Reserve Fund $ 30,000.00 
Article 7— U. S. Securities 25,000.00 

Chapter 90 — Highway Maintenance 1,000.00 
Article 5 — Water System 75,000.00 

Article 2— Special Town Meeting 23,000.00 
Tax Title Revenue 1,053.82 

Snow Removal and Sanding 437.50 

Overlay Reserve 337.02 

Balance to 1946 212,856.26 



$368,684.60 $368,684.60 
JOHN CORNELL FUND 

Principal Fund: $5,000.00 

Andover Savings Bank $1,000.00 

Essex Savings Bank, Uawrence $1,000.00 
Broadway Savings Bank, Law- 
rence 1,000.00 
City Inst, for Savings, Lowell 1,000.00 
The Central Savings Bank, Lowell 1,000.00 

Receipts 
Balance on hand, January 1, 1945 $336.62 
Interest received in 1945 85.00 

$421.62 



Expenditures 

Cross Coal Co. $23.96 

Andover Coal Co. 8.32 



$32.28 



Balance on hand, January 1, 1946 $389.34 

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TRUSTEES OF PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL 
YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1945 

Rev. John S. Moses Rev. Leslie J. Adkins 

Roy E. Hardy Henry G. Tyer 

Charles C. Kimball Rev. Frederick B. Noss 

Edmond E. Hammond William A. Trow 



REPORT OF THE 

TRUSTEES OF PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL 

YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1945 



PRINCIPAL FUND 

January 1, 1945 

Cash in Banks $18,508.38 

Real Estate Mortgages 28,471.70 

Bonds at Book Value 30,019.92 



$77,000.00 



December 31, 1945 

Cash in Banks $14,587.52 

Real Estate Mortgages 20,392.56 

Bonds at Book Value 42,019.92 



$77,000.00 



INCOME ACCOUNT 

January 1, 1945 

Cash on Hand $ 4,591.40 

Interest & Dividends Received 3,114.74 



$ 7,706.14 



Expenditures: 

M. E. Stevens, Instructor $ 2,476.29 



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unt Brought Forward 


$2,476.29 


E. \ . Lovely, Principal 


315.00 


E. E. Hammond, Salary 


200.00 


Treasurer's Bond 


25.00 


Safe Deposit Box 


12.00 


Miscellaneous Expense 


1.00 



U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue 

a/c Withholding Tax 360.39 

Interest on Bonds Purchased 27.20 



$ 3,416.88 
December 31. 1945— Cash on Hand 4,289.26 



GOLDSMITH FUND 

Jan. 1, 1945— Cash in Savings Bank $335.71 
Interest received 6.74 



$342.45 
Prizes awarded 10.00 



$1,536.54 
Scholarship awarded 30.00 



$ 7,706.14 



Dec. 31, 1945— Cash in Savings Bank $332.45 

DRAPER FUND 

Jan. 1, 1945: Cash in Savings Bank $1,506.27 
Interest received 30.27 



Dec. 31. 1945— Cash in Savings Bank $1,506.54 

1 10 



BARNARD FUND 

Jan. I, 1945— Cash in Savings Bank $27.44 
Dividends received 40.00 

Interest received .14 



$67.58 



Prizes awarded: 

First $20.00 

Second 12.00 

Third 8.00 



40.00 



Dec. 31, 1945— Cash in Savings Bank $27.58 

CHAPIN FUND 

Jan. 1, 1945 — Cash in Savings 

Bank $2,212.14 

Interest received 44.01 



$2,256.15 
Scholarship awarded 45.00 



Dec. 31, 1945— Cash in Savings Bank $2,211.15 

RESERVE FUND 

Jan. 1, 1945 — Cash in Savings 

Bank $3,018.53 

Interest received 63.29 

Profit on honds called 587.50 



Dec. 31, 1945— Cash in Savings Bank $3,669.32 

1 1 1 



HENRY WARREN BARNARD AND 
MABEL PARADISE BARNARD FUND 

Jan. 1, 1945 — Cash in Savings 

Bank $1,041.10 

Interest received „ 20.67 



$1,061.77 
Athletic goods purchased 24.80 



Dec. 31, 1945— Cash in Savings Bank $1,036.97 

ELIABETH T. GUTTERSON SCHOLARSHIP 

Jan. 1, 1945 — Cash in Savings 

Bank $1,028.59 

Interest received 20.66 



$1,049.25 
Scholarship awarded 25.00 



Dec. 31, 1945— Cash in Savings Bank $1,024.25 

M. E. GUTTERSON BOTANY PRIZES 

Jan. 1, 1945— Cash in Savings Bank $303.52 
Interest received 6.09 



$309.61 
Prizes awarded 5.00 



Dec. 31, 1945— Cash in Savings Bank $304.61 

Respectfully submitted, 

Edmond E. Hammond, Treasurer 

This is to certify that the securities belonging to the 
Trustees of Punchard Free School and the income accruing 
therefrom have been checked and found to be correct. 

The remaining items in the above account are examined 
by the Town Accountant. 

Charles C. Kimball 
William A. Trow 
Roy E. Hardy 

1 12 



Town Debt 

DETAIL OF PAYMENT BY YEARS 







Junior High 


Water 






Sewer 


School 


Extension 


Totals 


Year 


Rate 4%% 


2&2 2 /4% 


%% 


Av. 2.09% 


1946 


$ 5,000. 


$ 21,000. 


$15,000. 


$ 41,000. 


1947 


5,000. 


21,000. 


15,000. 


41,000. 


1948 


5,000. 


21,000. 


15,000. 


41,000. 


1949 


5,000. 


19,000. 


15,000. 


39,000. 


1950 


5,000. 


19,000. 


15,000. 


39,000. 


1951 


5,000. 


19,000. 




24,000. 


1952 


5,000. 


19,000. 




24,000. 


1953 


5,000. 


19,000. 




24,000. 


1954 




4,000. 




4,000. 


1955 




4,000. 




4,000. 




$40,000. 


$166,000. 


$75,000. 


$281,000. 



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Receipts and payments for the year were as follows: 

Balance, January 1, 1945 $314,638.03 

Receipts 990,749.37 

$1,305,387.40 

Payments 1,024,682.21 



Ealance, December 31, 1945 $ 280,705.19 

Disbursements, in accordance with 84 selectmen's war- 
rants, were 25% more than in 1944, due largely to water 
extension work in West Andover. Half of the $150,000.00 
voted for this purpose was financed by a 5-year serial note 
issue at % of 1%. The number of checks drawn was 12,410. 

A summarized statement of 890 cemetery perpetual care 
accounts, amounting to $109,233.73, and 17 other trust funds 
in the treasurer's custody totalling $181,578.17 will be found 
elsewhere in the town report. Of this amount, $151,877.12 is 
available for post-war rehabilitation. As usual, the treasurer 
handled the funds of the retirement system under the direction 
*)f the board in charge. 

He forwarded to the collector of internal revenue 
$43,019.95 income tax withholdings from the pay of 348 
regular and part-time employees. Victory bond and Blue 
Cross deductions were also made as formerly. 

Tax titles number 31 and amount to $2,467.15. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Thaxter Eaton. Treasurer 



120 



Report of Tax Collector 



Year 



Poll Taxes 

Collected Abated 

in 1945 in 1945 



1943 $ 14.00 None 

1944 50.00 $ 24.00 

1945 5,668.00 *2,398.00 
*0f this amount: 

Abatements to Men in Armed Services I 
Abatements to Men over 70 years 



Outstanding- 
Jan. 1, 1946 

None 

None 

$ 36.00 



782.00 
500.00 



Personal Taxes 



Year 

1943 
1944 
1945 



Year 

1943 
1944 
1945 



Year 

1944 
1945 



Collected 
in 1945 

! 743.95 

2,525.64 

59,405.20 



Abated 
in 1945 



2.80 
298.12 

146.46 



Real Estate Taxes 



Collected 
in 1945 

; 6,039.28 

44,023.34 

382,247.12 



Abated 
in 1945 

$1,067.03 
3,790.78 
1,303.13 



To Tax 

Title 

$ 42.70 
335.40 
675.72 



Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes 

Collected Abated 

in 1945 in 1945 

$ 44.00 $ 4.00 

11.463.83 114.89 



Miscellaneous Collections 
Water Liens 
Moth Assessment- 
Sewer Assessments 

Committed Interest on Sewer Assessments 
Interest on Delinquent Taxe- 
Costs on Delinquent Taxes 



Outstanding 
Jan. 1, 1946 

None 
$ 155.88 
1,851.87 



Outstanding- 
Jan. 1, 194b 

None 
$ 737.51 
32,508.28 



Outstanding 
Jan. 1, 194() 

None 
$ 124.55 



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2,035.11 

28.77 

8.99 

1.888.94 

101.50 



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Assessors 7 Report 



We herewith submit our annual report: 
Number of assessed polls — 4,024 
Valuation of personal estate $ 2,116,720.00 



Valuation of real estate 


14,363,712.00 


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Tax on polls 


8,048.00 




Tax on personal estate 


61,385.53 




Tax on real estate 


416,559.66 






$ 


485,993.19 


Moth Assessments 




1,948.34 


Water liens added to taxes 




477.43 


Sewer betterments 




20.17 


Sewer committed interest 




7.26 


Abatements: 






Poll taxes (largely servicemen) 


2,398.00 


Personal estate 




146.46 


Real estate 




1,303.13 


Water lien charge 




13.57 


Rate of Taxation on $1,000— 


-$29.00 




Number of Assessed 






Horses 


82 




Cows 


671 




Yearlings, bulls, heifen 


i 211 




Swine 


302 




Fowl 


45,960 




Sheep 


28 




All other 


147 




Acres of land 


16,813.52 




Dwellings 


2,701 




Motor Vehicle . 


\nd Trailer Excise 


Number of vehicles assessed 


—3,327 




Assessed valuation 




$342,150.00 


Excise 




11,654.97 


Abatements 




114.89 


Rate on $1,000 




35.60 



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Excise for 1944 committed in 1945 
Vehicles — 4 
Valuation 
Excise 

December Assessments 
Number of assessed polls — 26 
Valuation of real estate 
Valuation of personal estate 
Tax on polls 
Tax on Personal estate 
Tax on real estate 

Respectfully submitted, 

Roy E. Hardy, Chairman 

J. Everett Collins, Secretary 

Edward P. Hall 

Board of Assessors 

Municipal Properties and Public Improvements 



220.00 
8.00 



$2,970.00 

621.00 

52.00 

18.00 

86.13 





Land and 


Equip, and 






Buildings 


other Property 
$ 5,150 


Total 


Town Hall 


$ 95,980 


$ 101,130 


Shaw Property 


11,400 




11,400 


Fire Department 


62,280 


48,000 


110,280 


Police Department 


275 


2,700 


2,975 


Schools 


1,093,115 


51,179 


1,144,294 


Library 


129,650 


39,170 


168,820 


Water Department 9 


100,638 


729,804 


830,442 


Sewer Department 


2,500 


449,578 


452,078 


Highway Department 


12,550 


25,007 


37,557 


Parks and Playgrounds 


59,075 


1,500 


60,575 


Tree Warden & Moth Departments 




3,600 


3,600 


Infirmary 


44,125 


2,538 


48,663 


Spring Grove Cemetery 


28,000 


1,125 


29,125 


Weights and Measures 




350 


350 


Town Scales 




500 


500 


Old Schoolhouse — Ballardvale 


11,810 




11,810 


Punchard School Fund 




77,000 


77,000 


Memorial Hall Investment Funds 




S4,000 


84,000 


Burnham Road Land 


2,500 




2,500 


Pomps Pond Beach 


2,00D 




2,000 


Carmel Woods — Land 


12,300 




12,300 


Indian Ridge Land 


1,000 




1,000 


Woodland — West District 


275 




275 


Tetreau Property 


700 




700 


Sanders Purchase — Dump Site 


3,100 
$1,673,273 




3,100 


Totals 


$1,521,201 J 


$3,194,474 



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Report of Planning Board and 
Board of Survey 



Regular meetings and some Public Hearings were held 
by the Planning Board and Board of Survey during the 
year 1945. 

Several meetings and hearings were held on petition of 
Mr. Fred A. Higgins concerning subdivision of land known 
as "Braeland" southeast of Elm Street and adjacent to North 
Andover line. A plan dated July, 1945, and drawn by Fred 
W. Stowers was approved for purposes of subdivision and 
opening for public use proposed ways as shown thereon. 

On petition of John J. Hartigan a plan for subdivision 
of four lots and court way, known as Hartigan Court of! 
High Street, was approved. 

We desire to herewith present testimonial to the late 
Walter M. Lamont, who for many years served as a member 
and chairman of these Boards and whose energetic and tire- 
less efforts as well as his patriotic interest in the welfare of 
the town are deeply appreciated. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Edward P. Hall, Chairman 
Walter C. Tomlinson, Secretary 
Sidney P. White 
Leon A. Field 
Frederick E. Cheever 



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Board of Appeals Report 



To the Board of Selectmen : 

The Board of Appeals under the Zoning By-Law of the 
Town of Andover has the following members James S. 
Eastham, Chairman, term expiring May 1, 1946: Roy E. 
Hardy, Secretary, term expiring May 1, 1947; Edward P. 
Hall, term expiring May 1, 1948; and an associate member, 
Walter C. Tomlinson, term expiring May 1, 1946. 

During the year 1945, the tenth year of the Zoning 
Law, the board heard and decided eleven cases as follows: 

Petition of John J. Hartigan to subdivide land on Harti- 
gan Court resulting in frontages of less than seventy-five feet, 
and clear side widths of less than fifteen feet. Granted. 

Petition of Irving G. Clark to erect and maintain a 
garage, show-room, and filling station at the southeast corner 
of Park and Bartlet Streets. Granted. 

Petition of Ralph F. Wilkinson to convert house at 5-7 
Locke Street into a four-apartment house. Granted. 

Petition of James G. Wood and James W. Goodwin to 
maintain a tea room on Jenkins Road. Granted. 

Petition of Ernest J. and Annie Couture to maintain a 
tea room on Lowell Street. Granted. 

Petition of Robert D. Henderson to subdivide land on 
Tewksbury Street resulting in frontages of less than seventy- 
five feet and areas less than 8,500 square feet. Granted. 

Petition of Walter Pearson and Joseph O'Connor to 
maintain a garage and repair shop on Park Street. Granted. 

Petition of Andover- Shawsheen Realty Company to use 
building between Haverhill and Balmoral Streets as a private 

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school. Improperly before the Board of Appeals, and re- 
ferred to Land Court. 

Petition of Alexander Ritchie, Jr., to conduct a variety 
store at the corner of Lowell Street and Shawsheen Road. 
Denied. 

Petition of Bernard L. McDonald and Timothy J. Dono- 
van to maintain a salesroom and repair shop for motor 
vehicles at 20-26 Essex Street. Denied. 

Petition of James D. Dailey to convert a single family 
residence at 120 Salem Street into a two-family house. 
Granted. 

The first change in the membership of the Board of 
Appeals occurred during 1945. Due to ill health, Walter M. 
Lamont felt obliged to ask that he be replaced. He had been 
a strong, helpful, and constructive member since the inception 
of the committee, and had been greatly instrumental in the 
adoption of the Zoning By-Law itself. The town will miss his 
positive, vibrant character. He loved his town, and was 
untiring in his interest and efforts to improve it. 

Respectfully submitted, 

James S. Eastham, Chairman 
Roy E. Hardy, Secretary 
Edward P. Hall 



January 28, 1946. 



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Water and Sewerage Investigation 

REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE 



January 28, 1946 

At the Annual Town Meeting in March, 1945, appropri- 
ations were made for a good start on the improvements 
recommended in the report made by Weston and Sampson 
in January, 1945, provided conditions made it desirable to 
begin work during the year. Later in the year, careful study 
showed that there was no prospect of lower costs for a con- 
siderable time ahead, and satisfactory contracts were made 
for the following work, which was all completed before the 
end of the year: 

1. About 7,100 feet of 12" water main 
in Haggetts Pond Road, with a short 8" 
connection to the existing main in Pleas- 
ant Street, and an 8" connection from 
Chandler Road to Greenwood Road $ 58,000 
These new mains greatly increased the 

amount of water available in the north- 
western part of the town for domestic 
and fire purposes. 

2. About 8,400 feet of 16" water main 
from the Haggetts Pond Pumping Sta- 
tion, along Lowell Street to Cutler Road. $ 75,000 
This large main is the first section of 

the proposed new line from the Pumping 
Station to the Low Service Reservoir 
i and the center of the town; it at once 

considerably increased the amount of 
water which can be delivered to the 
main part of the town. 

Total cost for the Water System $133,000 

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3. About 3,500 feet of sewer pipe from 
Enmore Street to Elm Street, including 

an 8" pressure main. $ 11,000 

This line made possible all further ex- 
tensions of the sewerage system to the 
outer part of Elm Street and the adja- 
cent territory. 

4. About 4,100 feet of 8" tile sewer pipe 

in Shawsheen Heights. $ 17,000 

This pipe took care of the immediately 
pressing need for sewage disposal for 
about 35 houses. 

Total cost for Sewerage System $ 28,000 

This made a total expenditure of about $161,000 for 
these improvements in 1945, and permitted a very good 
start on this important work. 

Further work is desirable in 1946; this has been studied 
with the engineers and discussed with the town boards in- 
volved. The following is recommended: 

A. Extend the new 16" main from Cutler 
Road to Main Street via Central and 

Phillips Streets, about 12,100 feet. $ 91,000 

B. Lay a 16" main in Central Street from 
Phillips Street to Main Street, about 

2,900 feet. $ 24,000 

The new main to Main Street will permit 
the delivery of a good supply of water 
to the Reservoir and thus strengthen 
the whole Low Service System with a 
greater margin of safety than at pres- 
ent. The new main from Phillips Street 
to Main Street will make possible the 
delivery of a much greater quantity of 
water into the center of town from the 
pumps, but of even more importance, 

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it will greatly increase the amount of 
water available down town from the 
Reservoir when the pumps are not run- 
ing, and especially during any tempo- 
rary interruption of the supply from 
the Haggetts Pond pumps. 

C. Lay a 12" pipe in Elm Street from 
Essex Street to Walnut Avenue, about 

2,800 feet. $ 20,500 

This will reinforce the supply of water 
in a thickly settled area which is now 
scant. 

Total for the Water System. $135,500 

D. Lay 8" tile pipe from Corbett Street to 
Main Street, to cover Juliette Street and 
Topping Road, about 3,200 feet. $ 15,000 
This will finish the very necessary 
sewerage system in this area of Shaw- 
sheen. 

E. Lay 8" tile pipe from Fletcher Street to 
Riverina Road, about 1,500 feet. $ 8,500 

This will eliminate the present un- 
desirable disposal of sewage into the 
Shawsheen River. 

F. Lay 8" tile pipe from the right of way 
on Elm Street to the vicinity of Cheever 

Circle, about 1,400 feet. ' $ 6,600 

G. Lay 8" tile pipe from the high point on 
Pine Street to Elm Street, about 900 

feet. $ 4,200 

These new installations will care for the 
present needs of this area and especially 
the very urgent problem on Pine Street. 

Total for the Sewerage System. $ 34,300 

The total cost for the work recommended for 1946 is 
therefore about $170,000. 

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When the work outlined on the water system is com- 
pleted, the Low Pressure Service System would be much rein- 
forced, and the main part of the town would be assured of 
a more nearly adequate supply of water. The further work 
included in our report of January, 1945, which includes 
much needed strengthening of the High Pressure System, 
should follow as conditions permit and needs arise with the 
growth of the town. 

The work here recommended on the Sewerage System 
will take care of all our immediate requirements. Any further 
extensions, as outlined in our 1945 report, would involve not 
only fairly large capital expenditure by the town, but also 
very considerable assessments on the owners of land on the 
streets to be served, and therefore may be deferred until 
need arises and funds become available. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Edward V. French 
Sidney P. White 
Joseph A. McCarthy 

Committee 



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300th Anniversary Committee Report 



At the 1945 Annual Town Meeting the article calling for 
an appropriation to provide for the proper observance of the 
300th Anniversary was rejected. Later in the meeting the 
committee was continued for further study and report. It 
has complied with these instructions and makes the follow- 

iecommendations : 



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1 . That we continue plans for a 300th Anniversary, 
holding the celebration May 30th-June 2, 1946. 

2. That Town History be presented as a separate 
question at the 1946 Town Meeting. 

3 . That the following budget be adopted and pre- 
sented to the town as an article in the warrant: 

Banquet $ 500.00 Music $800.00 

Parade 1,500.00 Pageant 500.00 

Publicity and Decorations 250.00 

Printing 600.00 Sports 250.00 

Mfg. and Trades 100.00 

Miscellaneous 500.00 

Total S5.000.00 

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4. That the town be asked to appropriate $2,000.00 
for research work preparatory to the writing and 
publishing of a history of Andover up to and in- 
cluding World War II. 

For the Committee: 

Dr. Claude M. Fuess, Chairman 
Roy E. Hardy, Secretary 

For the Committee: 

J. Everett Collins 
Edward P. Hall 
Howell F. Shepard 
H. Bradford Lewis 
William A. Trow 
Leo F. Daley 
Bessie P. Goldsmith 
Frederick E. Cheever 
Thaxter Eaton 
Henry G. Tyer 
Burton S. Flagg 
Bernard L. McDonald 
Marv Byers Smith 



133 



Report of Playground Committee 



The Committee on Supervised Play and recreation and 
teen-age activities on Andover's playgrounds — Central, 
Ballardvale, Shawsheen and the newly opened Indian Ridge 
— submits its report for 1945. 

The following chart computed by the method recom- 
mended by the National Recreational Committee shows the 
Registration and Daily Attendance: 

Regis- Attendance 

tration Morning Afternoon Evening Total 

Ballardvale 259 4455 4655 9110 

Central 450 8956 7300 16256 

Indian Ridge 176 1118 1883 3001 

Shawsheen 300 160 2955 1451 4566 

1185 1278 16249 13406 32933 

The usual tournaments and game contests of other years 
were carried on with the Friday night special program for 
adults and children. Two new features which we hope to con- 
tinue were the public dances, for the teen-age group, con- 
ducted every Monday night, the first two at the Memorial 
Gymnasium, and the others at the Andover Guild. These 
social occasions were very well attended and thoroughly 
enjoyed. The twilight baseball league, which will expand, 
and deserves our fullest support, proved very enjoyable; 
and four teams from various sections of the town offered fine 
exhibitions of our national sport during the summer eve- 
nings. Ballardvale won the championship under the able 
guidance of Edward LeFebvre of the playground staff. With 
the many returning veterans now with us, this league will be 
increased to more teams, and some fine baseball is in store 
for those who enjoy watching our young men play this game. 

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Mr. Benjamin Dimlich, completing his first year as 
supervisor, incorporated into the program many new phases 
of playground activity and laid the foundation for a complete 
and well balanced program which will be carried out next 
season. Under the handicap of carrying on in war time with 
shortages of material, lack of available men instructors and 
other factors, we believe the supervisor and his assistants did 
a remarkable job. The personnel was mainly the same as in 
past years with two new cadets and two men instructors whp 
help out in the evening. We feel that with the return of peace 
two full time men instructors should be included in the 
personnel. 

The teen-age group attendance this year fell below 
that of former years due to the fact that so many young men 
were in service and others were partially or fully employed. 
Next summer we know that this group, to which wholesome, 
healthy out-door play is most essential, will be back in great 
numbers and the full time male instructors will be needed. 

It might be well for our townsmen to realize that an 
increased desire for out-door play and athletics will make 
itself evident again as it did after World War I and we 
should plan a program which could be carried on through 
the winter as well as the summer. The aftermath of war and 
its teen-age problems will be minimized by a careful and 
comprehensive study of our future needs in play and recre- 
ational work. The members of the playground committee 
are ready to dedicate themselves to such a program. 

We wish to convey to the supervisor and his assistant? 
our sincere appreciation for their productive and successful 
year in conducting supervised play and recreation in our town. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Stafford A. Lindsay, Chairman 

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REPORT OF COMMITTEE TO STUDY RECREATION 

(Article 35) 



To the Town of Andover: 

This Committee was charged, by the Town Meeting of 
last March, with making a survey of the administration, pro- 
gram and facilities of recreation in Andover. 

The Committee has met a number of times and in the 
course of these meetings has called before it leading repre- 
sentatives from various town organizations, who, it deemed, 
would have an interest and a stake in recreation. Such groups 
as the town officers, teachers and officers of the public schools, 
P. T. A. groups, churches, to name a few, have been invited. 
In general, most of the representatives of these organizations 
have come to present their ideas and opinions. 

The Committee has observed the summer playground 
and swimming program in action, and it was the general 
feeling that one over-all committee on recreation be set up 
to supervise our program in Andover, instead of the present 
two-committee set-up, one for summer playgrounds and one 
for Pomp's Pond. On this point the Committee has proposed 
the following article: 

"To see if the town will vote to consolidate 
Pomp's Pond and Playground and other forms 
of recreation sponsored by the town into one 
department, this to be known as the Committee 
on Recreation, and said Committee of not 
more than five to be appointed by the Select- 
men." 

From opinion expressed to this Committee, there is a 
question as to the advisability of continuing Pomp's Pond 

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as a swimming center. On this point the Recreation Survey 
Committee has sponsored the following article in this year's 
town warrant: 

"To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
Selectmen to appoint a committee of five to 
investigate the swimming facilities in the town 
of Andover and to report at the next annual 
town meeting." 

Opinion seemed to be general that the central playstead 
area should be enlarged by the purchase of additional land. 
This would enable the town to expand recreational activities 
in other seasons of the year. 

Andover' s summer recreational administration is sound. 
This program seems to be adequate. Its facilities, however, 
need extension. 

The Committee expresses its gratitude to the many 
people who during this past year have accepted its invitation 
to come and express to the Committee their opinions about 
recreation and their ideas for improvement of this work in 
Andover. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Stafford A. Lindsay, Chairman 
Frank E. Dunn 
Mitchell Johnson 
George Stanley, Jr. 
W. Rodney Hill 



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Report of Selective Service Board 



LOCAL BOARD NO. 3— Town Hall, Andover, Mass. 

Representing Andover, Boxford and North Andover 
(State Headquarters, 38 Chauncey Street, Boston) 

January 1, 1946 

On October 8, 1945, your board completed five years 
of service. Pearl Harbor was December 7, 1941 — V. E. Day 
was May 8, 1945, V. J. Day was August 14, 1945. 

The combined population of the three towns is about 
20,670, counting all men, women and ^children. We have 
registered 6,856 men between the ages of 18 and 64 in- 
clusive. We have sent 1,838 men to the armed services. In 
addition to the 1,838 inducted, there have been many men 
who enlisted direct and did not pass through our office. Then 
there are the women who served as Nurses, Waves, Wacs, 
Spars, etc., the exact number unknown. But the total as listed 
on the three honor rolls comes to 2,740, which is 13.26% of 
the total population. 

Eighty-five have made the supreme sacrifice; fifty-four 
from Andover; twenty -nine from North Andover; two from 
Boxford; and two from North Andover are listed as missing 
in action. Nine hundred and twenty-one have received their 
discharge and are back in civil life. We are still sending a 
few men every month as replacements. These men at the 
present time are all between 18 and 25 years old, inclusive. 
Every man is still required to register on his eighteenth birth- 
day. The list of the personnel of the local selective service 
organization will be found on another page. 

138 



As this may be the last report we make to the towns, 
we wish to thank the officers and citizens of Andover, Boxf ord 
and North Andover for their cordial cooperation and help 
in a somewhat difficult situation and to congratulate them on 
the patriotic spirit with which they met the emergency. 

Respectfully submitted, 

For the Selective Service Board, 

Samuel F. Rockwell, Chairman 



139 



Board of Retirement Report 



To the Board of Selectmen, Andover, Mass.: 

Gentlemen: 

The Town of Andover Board of Retirement herewith 
submits the following report for the year 1945: 

Balance, January 1, 1945 $ 6,093.51 

Receipts, January 1-December 31, 1945: 

Deductions, Group I $ 6,270.42 
Deductions, Group II 2,078.08 



B( 



>nds sold: 


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Louisville & Nashville 


5,250.00 


Brooklyn Union 


2,000.00 


Northern Penn. Power 


1,025.00 


Louisville & Nashville 


3,120.00 


Virginian Ry. 


7,420.00 


Consumers Power 


2,070.00 


Lake Sup. Dist. Power 


1,050.00 


Penn. R. R. 


4,160.00 




26.095.00 



Interest on Bonds 3,360.31 

Interest, Savings Banks 110.00 



3,470.31 



Appropriation: 

Accumulation Fund 17,196.00 

Expense Fund 800.00 

Special Military Service 

Fund 417.57 



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18,413.57 
$56,327.38 



Expenditures: $62,420.89 

Pensions Paid: 

Group I $ 7,392.35 

Group II . 4,555.64 

$11,947.99 

Investments 40,000.00 

Office Expenses: 

Mary A. Loosigian, Clerk, 

Salary 754.00 

Office Supplies, Stationery 

and Postage 120.36 

874.36 



Refunds: 

Group I 3,693.15 

Group II 1,823.03 



Interest on Refunds: 

Group I 48.86 

Group II 20.30 



5,516.18 



69.16 



Added to Savings Bank 2,000.00 

Adjustment of Cash Account 2,000.00 

Postage and Insurance on Bonds 7.63 

Accrued Interest on Investments 48.28 



$62,463.60 



Cash Deficit, December 31, 1945 $ 42.71 

A schedule of membership for the year 1945 follows: 
January 1, 1945: Active Member- 99 

Enrolled during 1945 10 

109 



Retirements during 191.) 2 

Withdrawn. 1945 11 



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Deaths, 1945 2 

15 

Total Active Members, December 31, 1945 94 

January 1, 1945: Pensioners 18 

Retirements during 1945 2 

20 



Death of Pensioners 2 



Total Pensioners, December 31, 1945 18 



Total Membership, December 31, 1945, 

Including Pensioners 112 

During the year $40,000.00 worth of U. S. Government 
Bonds were purchased. 

The securities held at the close of the year 1945 cost 
$115,824.14 and had an amortized value of $116,403.41. 
The market value of the securities was $119,593.58, which 
was in excess of both cost and amortized values. 

The actual earnings of the investments this year were 
$3,416.31, while the amount necessary for crediting the 
funds with the guaranteed rate of three percent was $3,113.62 
— hence, the amount earned exceeded the amount required 
by $302.69, 

$18,364.47 is the amount required to be added to the 
fund by town appropriation for 1946. 

Respectfully submitted, 

George C. Napier, Chairman 
George H. Winslow, Secretary 
Edmond E. Hammond 

Board of Retirement 



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Board of Public Welfare 



The Board of Public Welfare submits the following 
report for the year 1945: 

There has been a slight increase in the case load of 
Old Age Assistance during the year. This is due, in all proba- 
bility, to the publicity given it over the radio and in the news- 
papers, and to the legislation which was enacted during the 
year. 

At the beginning of 1945, we were aiding 137 cases, 
but at the close of the year our active cases numbered 144. 
Legislation effective January 1, 1946, increases the exemption 
of children to such an extent that we have very few children 
who have a legal liability to aid in the support of their par- 
ents, and who have the desire to do so. There has been so 
much discussion over the radio and in the newspapers in 
regard to a pension for the old folks, that few people 
regard this form of assistance as public relief. There will 
appear on the ballot this fall, an initiative petition to repeal 
the Old Age Assistance Law and substitute an Old Age Pen- 
sion Law. The cost to the town and state will be greatly in- 
creased during 1946, and if this petition to repeal the Old 
Age Assistance Law is successful, costs will again go up 
in 1947. 

Aid to Dependent Children lias not changed appreciably 
• lining 1945. At the close of the year, we were aiding ten 
cases and twenty-three children. 

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General Relief has remained at about the same level as 
in 1944, and we see no reason for an increase in 1946. 

We wish to take this opportunity to thank all organiza- 
tions and private citizens who have assisted our board. 



Respectfully submitted, 



Roy E. Hardy, Chairman 
J. Everett Collins 
Edward P. Hall 

Board of Selectmen 



Arthur W. Cole, Welfare Agent 



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Office of Veterans' Service 



As the Office of Veterans' Service submits the second 
annual report on rehabilitation and services to Andover 
veterans of all wars, we find that the days we dreamed of 
and hoped for and the problems we anticipated in our post- 
war planning are now upon us. Our veterans are returning 
to us more rapidly day after day and Andover has dedicated 
itself to take care of its own. In carrying out this duty en- 
trusted to us, we have tried to show our men and women in 
a concrete manner that our town fully appreciates their 
sacrifices and efforts and is ready to serve them as faithfully 
and competently as they served us. 

Each veteran is given a photostatic copy of his honorable 
discharge and a copy is also filed in our office. Massachusetts 
Bonus forms are filled out for each veteran and a copy 
retained in his folder. Forms for the many and diversified 
federal and state benefits as well as rationing applications 
are executed. Duties as Reemployment Committeeman of the 
Selective Service Office are carried out and every phase of 
information or assistance to a veteran is centralized in this 
one office. Soldiers' Relief, War Allowance, State and Mili- 
tary Aid are dispensed here. 

With the receipt of World War I pensions passed last 
year, many of our widows formerly on Soldier Relief rolls 
have been removed from this category. During the year we 
had ten cases aggregating an expenditure of $2,009.09. Mili- 
tary Aid cases have disappeared from our rolls and we have 
no State Aid cases at present, although during the year we 
had three with an expenditure of $225.00. War Allowance 
of $182.50 covered four cases. 

Although official figures have not yet been compiled, 
approximately 1,685 \ndover citizens answered the call to 

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the colors with 54 paying the supreme sacrifice. The return 
of our boys and girls has been more rapid than was antici- 
pated, making it impossible to keep an accurate record, but 
we estimate that approximately 800 veterans have come back 
to us. 

Job placement and educational guidance have taxed 
our abilities to the utmost but the housing shortage is the 
problem which is now bringing to the veteran the greatest dis- 
couragement and disappointment. No immediate relief for 
the latter situation is in sight, although we are meeting our 
other problems with a fair amount of success due chiefly to 
the excellent cooperation given to us by interested groups 
and individuals. 

Our sincere thanks go forth to the following: 

To the Educational and Guidance group — Mr. B. M. 
Kellmurray, Mrs. Emma Carter, and Kenneth L. Sherman of 
our Public School System and Mr. Alan Blackmer, Mr. G. 
Grenville Benedict and Mr. Bartlett Hayes of Phillips Acad- 
emy and to Mr. John Brodhead. This group gives very 
generously of its time during the day and spends many 
evenings in conference with veterans who have school prob- 
lms. This committee, although functioning for only one year, 
has built up an enviable reputation throughout the state and 
has assisted scores and scores of our veterans to enter college, 
trade school, and other institutions. Andover is indeed for- 
tunate in having such fine people to serve our veterans. 

To Miss Miriam Putnam and Miss Margaret Manning 
of the Memorial Hall Library who have shown a very keen 
interest in instilling in our veterans the desire to study and 
read. They have set aside a spot in the library for "G. I." 
books and literature. They presented our office with a beauti- 
ful floor covering, book case with books, and bulletin board 
bringing to us a little atmosphere of home for the veterans' 
waiting room. 

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To Mr. Thomas P. Duff, recently discharged veteran, 
and formerly an aerial photographer with the Army, and a 
specialist in photostatic work, who has very efficiently assisted 
us in this important and necessary work. 

To the Home Service Department of the Andover Red 
Cross and to the Andover Servicemen s Fund Association 
for their willingness to assist us financially in veterans' cases 
coming a little outside the sphere of benefits prescribed by 
law. 

To all others who have assisted us in our work of vet" 
erans' rehabilitation, we are deeply grateful. 

The year ahead will bring back most of our remaining 
veterans, and as they are absorbed by society, other and new 
problems will present themselves. We face the future, how- 
ever, with hope and encouragement in the full knowledge 
that Andover has kept faith with her veterans and they deeply 
appreciate the service which has been prepared and provided 
for them. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Roy E. Hardy, Chairman 
J. Everett Collins 
Edward P. Hall 

Board of Selectmen 



Frank P. Markey, Veterans' Service Agent 



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Town infirmary 



The Infirmary has taken care of ten townspeople during 
the past year, two of whom passed away. 

Both received excellent nursing care during very long 
illnesses. 

The Convalescent Home closed December first, due to 
a shortage of help. It was impossible to carry on longer. We 
hope, some time in the future, to be of service to patients 
needing care once again. 

Miss Eva Ivarson, who has taken over my duties, is 
familiar with the work and is capable and entirely trust- 
worthy. The welfare of our people will be entirely safe in 
her hands. 

Number of inmates January 1, 1945 9 

Number admitted during year 1 

Number discharged during year 1 

Number of deaths 2 

Number between one and sixty years of age 

Number between sixty and seventy years of age 3 

Number between seventy and eighty years of age 1 

Number between eighty and ninety years of age 3 

Number of inmates January 1, 1946 7 

Respectfully submitted, 

Bertha W. Thornton. Matron 



December 1, 1945 

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Fire Department 



To the Board of Selectmen, Andover, Massachusetts: 
Gentlemen: 

I have the honor to submit my fifth annual report as 
Chief of the Andover Fire Department. 

During the year 1945 the department answered the fol- 
lowing alarms: 70 bell (1 false) ; 185 still; total 255. 

The total valuation of buildings where fires occurred, 
$260,900. 

Losses incurred totaled: $4,540. 

Hose was laid as follows: 4,400 feet of 2^" hose, 7,850 
feet of l^"hose, 10,050 feet of 1" or forestry hose, 34,200 
feet of Y\' or booster hose; total hose laid: 56,500 feet; total 
feet -of ladders raised: 354. 

Ambulance calls for the year totaled 605, of which 
number 76 were handled by the Chief's car; 29 by Deputy 
Cole's car; 2 by Lt. Spark's car; 1 by Benjamin Brown's 
car; 1 by North Andover Ambulance. 

On January 1, 1945, the equipment consisted of: 

Year 

1 Combination pump, hose, and booster truck 1914 

1 Combination pump, hose, and booster truck 1928 

1 Combination pump, hose, and booster truck 1937 

1 65-foot Jr. Aerial ladder truck 1941 

1 Ambulance 1926 

1 Ambulance 1937 

1 Foresi fire I nick < • \ { r2:\ 

1 Foresi fire truck L940 

I ChiePs car Ford Sedan 1 ( ) 11 

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2 500-gallon trailer pumps, Auxiliary Fire Department 1942 

Hose on hand includes: 7,500 feet of 2y 2 '\ 5,000 feet 
of \y 2 \ 3,000 feet of 1", 1,400 feet of Y A " . 

In April the new 500-gallon pumper purchased from 
the Mack Manufacturing Company in 1944 arrived and after 
undergoing qualifying tests was put in service at Ballardvale. 
This piece of apparatus takes the place of Engine No. 2, 
which was over 30 years old. 

As authorized by the town meeting, four men were added 
to the department during 1945. World War II veterans were 
given provisional appointments to these positions. In August 
Henry Pomeroy returned to the department and in September 
Gordon Courts, both having been honorably discharged from 
the United States Coast Guard. James Williams returned to 
the call force after release from the United States Navy. 

Respectfullv submitted, 

C. Edward Buchan. 

Chief. Andover Fire Department 



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Police Department 



To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover: 

Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit my report of the Police Department 
lor the year ending December 31, 1945. 

Miscellaneous complaints received and investigated 661 

Ambulance calls covered by the police 22 

Summons served for out of town police 48 

Automobiles stolen in Andover 10 

Automobiles recovered in Andover 12 

Bicycles stolen in Andover 28 

Bicycles recovered in Andover 25 

Breaks in camps and dwellings 24 

Doors in business district found open and secured 129 

Lost children found and returned to parents 19 

Runaway children returned to parents or institutions 8 

Dogs killed by automobiles 26" 

Dogs shot or gassed by police 19 

Cats killed by automobiles and reported to police 8 

Live wires down and guarded by police 10 
Street lights out and reported to Lawrence Gas & Electric 309 

Dogs lost and returned to owners 1 1 1 

Number of persons bitten by dogs 11 
Board of Health & Animal Inspector notified on dog bite^ 1 I 

Cattle lost and returned to owners 3 

Dead bodies cared for by police 2 

Suicides reported and investigated by police 5 

Persons notified for out of town police *K> 

Lights put out in dangerous places 1} 

Tramps put up for the night in lockup 1 

Dwelling houses inspected while the owners were awa) 52 

Articles found and returned to owners 66 

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Summons served on local complaints in Andover 13 

Persons taken out of rivers and ponds 1 

Fires put out by police 3 

Missing persons reported and located by police 20 

Water leaks in streets reported by police to B. P. W. 11 
Lights left on in public buildings and owners notified 14 

Tree Department notified on trees and limbs down 10 
Persons taken to Danvers State Hospital in police cruiser 4 

Persons taken to hospitals by police in cruisers 11 

Horses shot by police 1 

Hens killed by dogs and investigated by police 179 

Bell alarms of fire covered by police 61 

Jury summons served on Andover persons 8 

Burglar alarms set off and investigated by police 24 

Tctal arrests for the year of 1945 is 101. 

Operating an automobile without a license 2 

Vagrancy 2 

Neglect of minor children 2 

Arrested for out of town police 2 
Operating an automobile under the influence of liquor 

and drunk 4 
Operating to endanger and leaving the scene of an 

accident 1 

Drunkenness 47 

Non-support 2 

Larceny of money, property and autos 4 
Operating an automobile so that the life and safety 

of the public is endangered 2 

Arrests on default warrants 3 

United States Army deserter 1 

Assault and battery . 3 

Misappropriation of automobiles 4 
Minor violations of the Motor Vehicle Laws 
Indecent assault 
Illegitimate child 
Burnins: a building 
Accosting a person of the opposite sex 



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Assault on a police officer 

Violation of probation 

Leaving the scene of an accident 

Breaking and entering buildings and dwellings 

Total number of charges on above arrests 
POLICE DEPARTMENT 
. George A. Dane, Chief 
Sergeants 



1 
1 
1 
4 

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William R. Hickey 

John Deyermond 
James Walker 
Carl H. Stevens 
Frank McBride 

*Joseph E. O'Brien 
Alan Chadwick 



Officers 



Reserve Officers 



*David L. Nicoll 



William Stewart 

George F. Dufton 

Joseph A. Davis 

James R. Lynch 

Robert Deyermond 
Charles Young 



Provisional Temporary Officers 



John Campbell 
William McCarthy 



George N. Sparks 
Eugene R. Zalla 



George A. Dane 



Dog Officer 
George A. Dane 

Constables 
Terms Expire 1946 

George N. Sparks 
Civil Constables 



John Campbell 

* Armed Forces 



J. Lewis Smith 



J. Lewis Smitli 



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Inspector of Animals 
Hartwell B. Abbot 

Surveyors of Wood. Bark and Lumber 
Edward S. Hardy Joseph I. Pitman 

POLICE DEPARTMENT EQUIPMENT 

1 1942 Plymouth Sedan 
1 1942 DeSoto Sedan 
3 Harley Davidson Motorcycles 
Two-way Police Radio 50 Watt Transmitter 
3 Receiving Sets in Cars 

One-way Police Radio Set in Shawsheen Connected with 
Headquarters Station 

1 Regular Radio Set Formerly Used in Alert Messages. War 

Defense 

2 Bullet-Proof Vests 

1 Camera 

2 Gas Guns 
2 Gas Billies 

16 38-Calibre Special Revolvers 

30 Gas Grenades 

2 22-Calibre Target Pistols 

2 Riot Guns 

150 Riot Clubs 

100 Steel Helmets 

Respectfully submitted, 

George A. Dane, Chief of Police 



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Board of Health Nurse and Agent 



To the Board of Health and Townspeople of Andover: 

I herewith submit my report as Board of Health Nurse 
and Agent for the Town of Andover for the year 1945. 

1945 1944 1943 



Trichinosis 


1 


1 





Dog Bite 
Tuberculosis 


35 
1 


45 
4 


46 
8 


Scarlet Fever 


42 


24 


10 


Chicken Pox 


11 


186 


30 


Whooping Cough 
Measles 


24 
29 


26 
31 


34 
78 


Mumps 
Syphilis 
German Measles 


195 

8 


26 
4 
2 


46 

3 

149 


Lobar Pneumonia 


4 


1 


1 


Para Typhoid 
Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis 
Gonorrhea 



2 
2 



3 



1 

1 
1 


Typhoid 
Malaria 




1 


1 








Total 355 408 325 

Deaths From Contagious Diseases 

1945 1944 1943 

Lobar Pneumonia 
Tuberculosis 
Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis 

Total 

155 



2 


1 


1 


3 


3 


2 





1 






Qn the whole, during the past year, Andover has re- 
mained a healthy community. Many communities have had 
a hazardous time this year with the dread Anterior Polio- 
myelitis, but I can happily report that no such cases were 
reported in Andover. 

As the years have passed it is interesting to note that 
more and more diseases have become reportable to your 
Boards of Health, with new methods of combatting their 
ravages. In the past, epidemic Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis 
was the only disease of this type reportable, but now all 
forms have to be reported. Tularimia and Rocky Mountain 
Spotted Fever have been added to the list of reportable 
diseases. 

During the year a case of Trichinosis was reported to 
your Board of Health. It is sometimes remarked that it is 
not necessary to be too concerned about this type of disease 
since it is apparently not prevalent. However, a rather high 
percentage of people can be infected with this disease. Danger 
and risk can be largely eliminated if care is taken in cook- 
ing pork and pork products, for such cooking requires long, 
intense heat to kill the small foreign bodies in the animal 
when it is slaughtered. 

Many new drugs are becoming available to the medical 
profession for use in the treatment of disease and the lessen- 
ing of suffering. Scarlet Fever patients are being greatly 
benefited in the early stages of this disease. In the case of 
Whooping Cough, mothers should investigate the possibilities 
of prophylactic treatment for their infants for it seems to 
tide them over the dangerous age when this disease is to be 
reckoned with. By proper treatment, infant mortality from 
Whooping Cough can be further reduced. Of course, medical 
advice, proper diet, and adequate nursing cannot be dis- 
pensed with. 

While on this subject of infant care, it would seem that 
many more mothers are having their babies inoculated 

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against Diphtheria and the health records show that the 
public is reaping the benefits with fewer deaths and many 
less cases of this dread disease reported. 

The Board of Health has had many inquiries concern- 
ing the use of DDT. This preparation, when properly used, 
can be most useful in eliminating and controlling household 
pests for long periods of time. It is my belief that it is better 
to buy DDT insecticide liquids and powders ready mixed and 
follow directions as to its use than it is to attempt mixing it 
yourself. Good control is dependent on proper preparation. 
Even with this new and powerful weapon of science, the 
sanitation surrounding cannot be neglected. 

Present plans indicate that Andover's Baby Clinic will 
function along the same lines in 1946 as in 1945. There will 
be Clinics on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at the 
Andover Guild. Then the Rabies Clinic will be held in the 
Spring and the Toxoid Clinic for the child entering school in 
the Fall will be held. 

Your Board of Health requests the help and cooperation 
of the townspeople in the effort to maintain Andover's past 
record for good health. Please report all contagious diseases 
to the Board of Health at the earliest possible moment, par- 
ticularly where there may not be a physician in attendance. 
Parents or guardians have a duty imposed by law to observe 
this important matter. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Lotta Johnson, R.N. 



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Milk Inspector's Report 



To the Andover Board of Health: 

As Inspector of Milk I hereby submit my report for the 
year 1945. 

After inspection of premises as required by law the 
following licenses were granted: 

Milk and Cream (all classes) 47 

Oleomargarine Registrations 12 

Pasteurization Establishments 7 

Ice Cream Manufacturers 5 

This resulted in a revenue of $124.50 to the town. 

There were 72 samples of milk and 23 samples of cream 
taken from various sources and tested for butterfat, nine milk 
and ten cream were found to be below standard, on second 
samples taken within five days were found to be up to stand- 
ard. Seventy bottles and five cans were condemned as unfit 
for further use. Twelve samples of ice cream mix were tested 
and six were found to be below standard federal require- 
ments. Tests on five samples of ice cream showed two below 
standard in butterfat. 

In addition to premises granted licenses to sell milk 
and renewal licenses there were 112 additional pasteurization 
plant inspections, 20 ice cream manufacturers plant, 89 farm 
inspections, and 72 re-inspections of premises granted licenses 
to sell milk and cream. In many cases violations were found 
which required correction and when called to attention of 
those responsible were corrected. In one case a threat of court 
action was necessary before it was corrected; however, it 
has not yet been repeated. 

Fifty-six complaints were made by consumers and all 
were investigated and found justified. Majority was due to 

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carelessness on part of distributor. Complaints were received 
on cream which passed the butterfat requirements but was 
of inferior grade which could be proved only by bacteria 
tests. There is no doubt that at times this town has been a 
dumping ground for inferior products in cream as now is 
possible under existing market conditions. Steps should be 
taken to allow bacteria* tests on any suspicious samples in 
order that it can be raised to the highest standard possible. 
Knowledge that bacteria tests will be made will improve the 
quality brought into Andover from outside sources. 

A total of 501 hours was spent on this work as Inspector 
of Milk for 1945; this includes correspondence pertaining 
to the work, inspections, meetings and other duties. 

The past year was a trying one for all producers locally, 
labor shortage reached a new peak, grain and hay and other 
feeds increased in price with a decrease in quality which in 
turn decreased milk production. All producers are operating 
at the highest efficiency possible and any further increase in 
feed for herds will result in increased prices for milk which 
at the present time is possible. Producers are the unsung 
heroes of this critical era, they work seven days a week, little 
time is taken for recreation, and many rather than pay in- 
creased labor costs as well as feed costs are thinking of 
cutting down herds. If they do, a serious shortage of milk 
will take place in this area which will exceed any crisis in 
the past. During the latter part of January or early in Febru- 
ary this section will experience one of the worst shortages of 
dairy products, especially butter and cheese. Nothing can be 
done about it and only solution is to replace those now em- 
ployed by the federal government with men who have worked 
on farms and know what labor means, instead of men who 
have never been on a farm and use facts and statistics to 
prove points, many facts which have never existed and are 
non existent. 

If any changes are made in the national set-up it will 
take at least six months or possibly a year to reach a normal 

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supply. It should be borne in mind that it takes almost two 
years to produce good milking cows and our federal govern- 
ment cannot and must not neglect our producers as now is 
the case. 

In conclusion, I extend my sincere thanks to all pro- 
ducers, distributors and other handlers of milk and cream, 
also oleomargarine, for their co-operation in helping to keep 
the quality of dairy products sold to Andover consumers at 
a high level in spite of the trying times we are going through 
and hope that they will continue to complain about inferior 
products so that Andover consumers will have the best 
quality possible at all times. 

All milk and cream, also oleomargarine licenses expire 
on June 1st, 1946, and must be renewed at that time. This 
applies to all stores, hotels, restaurants and any other estab- 
lishments or persons selling milk and cream in any form 
regardless of amount. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Alfred C. Stacey, Inspector of Milk 



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Report of Town Physician 



Board of Selectmen, Andover, Massachusetts: 

Dear Sirs: 

s 

It is with considerable regret that I am sending you my 
final report as town physician. 

I would like to express at this time my sincere appreci- ,' 
ation for the co-operation which I have always received from " 
your Board, and for the able assistance given to me by Town 
Clerk, Mr. George Winslow 7 , and by the Supervisor of Wel- 
fare, Mr. Arthur Cole. 

The following cases were seen by the undersigned from 
January to July, 1945: 

Very truly yours, n 

John J. Hartigan. M. D. 
House calls: 6H Office calls: 82 



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Report of Building Inspector 



Board of Selectmen, Andover, Massachusetts: 
Gentlemen 

I herewith submit my report as Building Inspector from 
January 1st, 1945, to December 31, 1945: 

Dwellings (new) 8 

Additions and Alterations 63 

Garages 15 

Poultry Houses 23 

Tool Sheds 4 

Barns 3 

Tea Room 1 

Milk Shed 1 

Oil Storage Tank 1 

Garage and Storage 3 

'Auto Salesroom 1 

Filling Station 1 



124 

Dormitories in town containing eight or more rooms 
above the second floor were inspected to see that they com- 
plied with the law relative to safety appliances and a report 
of each inspection was sent to the commissioner of Public 
Safety. 

The estimated cost of new construction in the town during 
the past year is $78,715.00 and additions and alterations 
$58,015.00. Fees for building permits and elevator licenses 
amounting to one hundred and seven ($107.00) dollars were 
collected by me and turned over to the Town Treasurer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John J. Driscoll, Building Inspector 

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Report of Tree Warden 



January 1, 1946 

To the Citizens of Andover: 

Damage from many storms in the past several years 
and the many difficult conditions that public trees are forced 
to grow under have caused a great amount of tree work. The 
necessity to use regular men in clearing brush along the road- 
side by hand labor has contributed to delay in tree repair 
work. I strongly urge the employment of at least one more 
regular man. The budget has provided funds equal to the 
employment of two regular men a year. To assist in this 
greatly needed work provision should be made for employ- 
ment of at least three men. 

To reduce the cost per mile of keeeping our 100 or more 
miles of roads free from brush I recommend the purchase 
of a tractor roadside mower. With increasing cost of labor 
such a machine would reduce the cost of brush clearing 
per mile, and utilize labor to the best advantage for the town. 

Many extremes .of weather conditions prevailed during 
the past year. High wind storms caused severe damage to 
trees. Very high unseasonable temperatures in late March 
and early April forced out the leaves and blossoms on many 
trees and shrubs only to be destroyed by late frosts and cold 
wet weather. Later on, a high wind storm stripped great 
quantities of leaves from the trees and made them look as if 
an infestation of insects had riddled the leaves. 

Frequent rains throughout most of the summer delayed 
and hindered outdoor activities, but produced rank growth 
of brush along our roadways. A heavy snow in early December 
Followed l;\ heavy rains filled the ground with water which 
should help our trees and shrubs withstand the cold, drying 
winds of winter. 

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Power saws have been developed to a high state of 
efficiency in falling trees and cutting up the trunks and large 
branches. Such a machine increases the efficiency of labor 
and would be a great aid in our regular tree removal work. 
Such a saw would be of great value to the town in any future 
disaster such as ice and high wind storms, or if the Dutch 
Elm Disease should spread to Andover. This disease has 
now approached through western Massachsettts as near as 
Springfield. All such infected trees must be cut dowTi and 
destroyed. There is no other control. 

Poison ivy along our highways has long been a menace 
to many citizens, and there has been considerable discussion 
about its destruction. Little of this eradication has been done 
because of labor costs and the danger to workers coming in 
contact with the plant. With the development of new chemi- 
cals which by being sprayed on the leaves and vines destroy 
the poison ivy more citizens are becoming interested in it- 
extermination. 

Before the town undertakes such a program on public 
ways it should consider the difficulties. There is the cost of 
material, labor in applying, operating cost of truck and spray- 
ing machine. Another problem presents itself. Should we spray 
just to the boundary line of the public way or over the wall 
or fence from which the poison ivy may grow? If an appropri- 
ation were made the Tree Warden would have to decide in 
what part of the town this work should start. Such an under- 
taking would call for a lot of cooperation and tolerance on 
the part of everyone. 

The Lawrence Gas and Electric Company employed a 
tree company during the summer and fall to clear electric 
lines through our public trees under the supervision of an 
employee from the Tree Department. It is their hope to give 
you better wire service. It is a problem to grow good trees 
and maintain good wire service at the same time. Present 
methods are far from ideal. The ever-increasing use of electric 
power in our homes makes cooperation necessary. 

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Good shade trees are a great asset to the town. Provide 
for the planting and care of our public trees and the cutting 
of roadside brush as estimated in the Tree Warden's budget 
for 1946. 

The main items are as follows: 



Warden's Salary- 


$1,342.00 


Labor (3 men) 


6,342.00 


Truck Maintenance, etc. 


400.00 


Tools and Equipment 


150.00 


Trees 


90.00 


Rent of Shop, Telephone 


and 


all Other Expenses 


156.00 


A total of 


$8,480.00 



Which amount I recommend be appropriated to carry on 
the work of the Tree Department in 1946. 

Respectfully submitted, 

George R. Abbott, Tree Warden 



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Report of Moth Superintendent 



January 1, 1946 

To the Board of Selectmen, Town of Andover: 

Gentleman : 

There was a heavy infestation of the Fall Web Worm in 
August and early September. Our roadsides were kept free 
by spraying, and by cutting off and destroying these nests. 
This insect makes webs and destroys the leaves inside the 
webs. They should not be confused with the tent caterpillar of 
early spring. The Birch Leaf Skeletonizer was abundant last 
August and September, a condition general throughout New 
England. Spraying the Birch Tree leaves with Arsenate of 
Lead in August is the recommended control measure for 
this insect. 

The above two insects extend the control period into 
late summer, and if heavy infestation occurs this summer 
the present Moth appropriation will not be sufficient to con- 
trol these insects throughout the town. 

Gypsy Moth egg clusters found this fall and winter show 
a decided increase. Elm Leaf Beetle is another insect on the 
increase, indicating that greater control measures are 
necessary. 

There continue to be large numbers of Tent Caterpillars 
to control each spring. No Brown Tail Moth nests were found 
in 1945. 

The Dutch Elm Disease has been found in 24 towns in 
western Massachusetts, with a total of 85 trees destroyed in 
the past five years, 42 of these being found and destroyed in 
1945. These diseased trees were found as far east as Spring- 

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field. Sample twigs taken from wilting elm branches may be 
sent to the Dutch Elm Disease Laboratory, Massachusetts 
State College, as it is only by laboratory test that this disease 
can be told from other wilt diseases of elm. 

I recommend the purchase of a modern power sprayer 
of 30 to 35 gal. a minute capacity, to replace an old sprayer 
of insufficient capacity, either for speed of application or 
power enough to reach high trees. Public and private work 
calls for more spraying of high trees which is beyond the 
capacity of this old sprayer. Our sprayer purchased in 1938 
is doing the bulk of private work and part of the public work. 
We should have a modern machine to divide the load and save 
our 1938 Machine from being pushed beyond its limit, and 
being worn out in a short time. 

Private work, pay for which is paid to the town through 
tax assessments, has been increasing, resulting in less work 
being done on public trees. 

With Gypsy Moth and Elm Leaf Beetle increasing and 
a heavy infestation of Web Worm and Birch Leaf Skeletonizer 
extending the period of control, it will be necessary to cut 
down on private spraying or increase the Moth Department 
budget. The State Moth Law obligates the town to spend 
$5,000 for public control work outside of private work, 
which work has increased to $1,800 a year. 

There are many compounds of the new insecticide DDT 
available this year and I expect to try some of these as may 
be recommended by the State Moth Department and the 
Massachusetts State College. 

To provide for insect control work I recommend that 
$5,830.00 be appropriated for the Moth Department in 1946. 

Respectfully submitted, 

George R. Abbott, Moth Superintendent 



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Report of Trustees of 
Spring Grove Cemetery 



The Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery submit their 
annual report for the year ending 1945. 

There were 82 interments during the year and 32 new 
lots were sold. 

The income from perpetual care funds amounted to 
$1,770.00. 

Monies received from annual care, foundations, sale of 
lots, interments, etc., amounted to $6,792.50 out of an 
expended appropriation of $9,464.79. $15.21 was returned 
to the town as an unexpended balance. 

Due to the man power shortage and difficulty in obtain- 
ing materials we have been unable to make some improve- 
ments which we would like to have done. However, some 
garden plots and shrubbery were improved upon. 

The Trustees are asking under special articles the ap- 
propriation of $225.00 for a gasoline generator for the pur- 
pose of running a power trimmer. The one we now have is 
completely worn out; also $1,500.00 for a new Ford chassis. 
The present one is 12 years old and is in need of extensive 
repairs, new tires, etc., which would be an unwise expenditure 
of money. We propose to transfer the body to the new chassis. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank R. Petty, Chairman 
Frederick E. Cheever, Secretary 
Fred G. Cheney 
Clifford E. Marshall 
Malcolm E. Lundgren 

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Sealer of Weights and Measures 



December 31, 1945 
To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover: 
Gentlemen: 

I hereby submit my annual report for the year 1945: 
Scales 





Adjusted 


Sealed 


Condem 


Platform over 10,000 lbs. 


1 


4 





Platforms under 5,000 lbs. 


17 


56 





Counter 100 lbs. or over 


4 


7 





Counter under 100 lbs. 


5 


49 





Beam over 100 lbs. 





1 





Spring 100 lbs. or over 





2 





Spring under 100 lbs. 


15 


38 


1 


Computing under 100 lbs. 


2 


26 





Personal Weighing (Slot) 


5 


16 


2 


Prescription 





4 





Weights and Measures 






Avoirdupois 





283 





Apothecary 





51 


1 


Metrics 





13 





Liquid Measures 





27 





Meters over 1 inch 


1 


4 





Gasoline Pumps 


3 


45 n.s, 


. 7 


Oil Jars 





8 





Oil Measuring Pumps 





9 





Grease Measuring Pump.> 





23 





Ouantitv Measures on Pumps 





19 





Yard Sticks 





7 






I have collected from December 1, 1944, to November 
BO, 1945. $109.35 (one hundred and nine dollars and thirty- 
five cents). 

Respectfully submitted, 
Lewis N. Mears, 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

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Report of Wire Inspector 



To the Board of Selectmen, Andover, Mass.: 

Gentlemen: 

I hereby submit my report for the year 1945: 
Inspections 148 

Turned over to the Town Treasurer $74.00 

William J. Young, Inspector of Wires 



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Town of Andover - Jury List 

JUNE, 1945 



Abbott, Hartwell B. 
Anderson, Ernest 
Andrew, T. Edwin, Jr. 
Bailey, Samuel H., Jr. 
Baker, Richard W. 
Barnard, W. Shirley 
Barrett, John S. 
Baxter, Charles 0. 
Beedie, Alexander 
Beirne, Francis X. 
Belul, Febi 
Berry, Ralph T. 
Bird, William F. 
Blake, Preston H. 
Blake, Winston A. 
Blomquist, Bror G. 
Brodhead, John A. 
Brown, George B. 
Buote, Larry B. 
Butler, Byron T. 
Buxton, Walter E. 
Cairnie, Henry 
Cairnie, Robert Y. 
Campbell, George W. 
Chadwick, Harry 
Chadwick, Nathaniel 
Chambers, Arthur S. 
Cheever, W. Abbott 
Cheney, Paul M. 
Clark, Dana W. 
Clark. Wilbur T. 
Clough, Harry E. 
Comber, Joseph 
Cookson, Francis R. 



Farmer Dascomb Rd. 

Farmer Ballardvale Rd. 

Real Est. & Ins. 14 Riverina Rd. 
Clerk 33 Morton St. 

Retired 8 Maple Ave. 

Real Estate 12 High St. 

Clerk 63 Burnham Rd. 

Loan Mgr. 15 Cedar Rd. 

Janitor 8 Elm St. 

Bookkeeper 14 Bartlet St. 

Rubber Worker 109 Pine St. 
Cloth Examiner 83 Pine St. 
Salesman 12 Canterbury St. 

Food Broker 7 Stratford Rd. 
Food Broker 5 Stratford Rd. 
Electrician 49 Union St. 

Retired 15 High St. 

Shipper 29 Main St. 

Engineer Boston Rd. 

News Editor 22 Central St. 

Painter 19 Summer St. 

Shipper 120 North Main St. 

Operative 18 Baker Lane 

Ins. Agent Main St. 

Janitor 34 Avon St. 

Clerk 4 Main St. Terr. 

Farmer Lowell St. 

Artist Salem St. 

Ins. Adjuster 17 Canterbury St. 
Civil Engineer 72 Whittier St. 
Guard 7 Argyle St. 

Ins. Agent 147 Chestnut St. 

Signal Operator Center St. 

Photographer 123 Main St. 



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Coon, Howard A. 
Crockett, Douglas 
Crosby. Percy D. 
Curtis, Albert E. 
Darby, James J. 
Denoncourt, Roland 
Doherty, William A. 
Drolet, Henry E. 
Drouin, Frank J. 
Dufton, George C. H. 
Eastman, Floyd W. 
Easton, Craig B. 
Elliott, Leonard 
Ellis, Franklin T. 
Fairweather, James D. 
Fallon, Joseph E., Jr. 
Feeney, Byron J. 
Flaherty, John L. 
Flanagan. Charles J. 
Flint, John H. 
Foster, Russell J. 
Gill, Joseph M. 
Gilman. Albert E. 
Glines, Roland B. 
Golden, William H. 
Gray, Claremont I. 
Greenwood, Ralph L. 
Hadley, Ralph E. 
Hardy. Frederick C. 
Harnedy, William A. 
Henderson, Alexander 
Hickev, Vincent P. 
Hill. John K. 
Hodge. Robert 
Hovey, James H. 
Hutcheson, Douglas W. 
Irwin, George A. 
Jaques, Robert G. 



Artist 411 Andover St. 

Rigger So. Main St. 

Wood Worker 209 Holt Rd. 

Banker Dascomb Rd. 

Chauffeur 105 Elm St. 

Chauffeur 93 Abbot St. 

Insurance 21 Harding St. 

Real Estate Lowell St. 

Wood Worker 115 Abbot St. 

Contractor 7 Argyle St. 

Clerk 83 Chestnut St. 
Labor Organizer 36 Walnut Ave. 

Retired 34 Summer St. 

Dresser 109 Elm St. 

Caretaker 15 Abbot St. 

Accountant 45 High St. 

Salesman Holt Rd. 

Greenskeeper 42 Enmore St. 

Brush Maker 49 Poor St. 
Painter 35 Washington Ave. 

Electrician 15 Fletcher St. 

Carpenter 16 Cuba St. 

Carpenter Lowell St. 

Electrician 63 Bartlet St. 

Farmer 22 Carmel Rd. 
Clerk 32 Washington Ave. 

Operative Tewksbury St. 

Retired 30 Wolcott Ave, 

Operative 46y 2 High St. 

Clerk 89 Burnham Rd. 

Carpenter Argilla Rd. 

Accountant 232 No. Main St. 

Clerk Lowell St. 

Retired 74 Chestnut St. 

Carpenter So. Main St. 

Printer 115 Summer St. 

Engineer 15 Stratford Rd. 

Janitor 69 Maple Ave. 



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Johnson, Howard B. 
Jones, Arthur W. 
Kearn, Frederick 
Killam, Horace N. 
Killorin, Karl 
Koerner, Arthur 
Krinsky, Morris 
Kurth, William W. 
Kyle, Thomas J. 
Lewis, George 0. 
Livingston, Clinton R. 
Lindsay, Carl N. 
Livingston, George F. 
Luce, Rowland L. 
Lynch, Michael J. 
MacLeish, Norman K. 
May, David M. 
McCarthy, Frank G. 
Mooar, Philip C. 
Moore, William P. 
Morehouse, W. Ray 
Muelig, Emil J. 
Murphy, Michael M. 
Myatt, Peter S. 
.Nelson, Edward J. 
Newman, Winthrop R. 
Newton, Charles M. 
O'Connell, John F. 
O'Connor, Michael J. 
Peterson, Elmer 0. 
Petrie, Alexander B. 
Poland, William 
Rennie, Adam E. 
Kohl), David B. 
Bobbins, Ralph I. 
Robertson, Foster G. 
Ronan, William A. 
Sanders, William J. 



Engineer 26 Carmel Rd. 

Clerk 6 Dumbarton St. 

Carpenter Haggetts Pond Rd. 

Musician Porter Rd. 

Real Estate Geneva Rd. 

Retired 57 Elm* St. 

Junk Dealer 41 Elm St. 

Merchant 300 No. Main St. 

Dentist 75 Elm St. 

Machinist 41 Carmel Rd. 

Operative Andover St. 

Clerk 59 Salem St. 

Farmer Brown St. 

Furniture 19 Summer St. 

Sexton 40 Essex St. 

Ass't Supt. 28 Shawsheen Rd. 
Retired 40 Washington Ave. 

Contractor 12 Wolcott Ave. 

Mechanic 108 Lowell St. 

Retired 10 Johnson Rd. 

Service Mgr. 124 Chestnut St. 

Retired 25 Avon St. 

Machinist 17 Balmoral St. 

Lahorer Highland Ave. 

Watchman 99 High St. 

Gardener 121 Elm St. 

Poultry man Boutwell Rd. 

Adv. & Piih. 1 Punchard Ave. 

Chauffeur 49 Elm St. 

Poultryman Greenwood Rd. 

Gardener 51 Bartlet St. 

Clerk 37 High St. 

Fanner Argilla Rd. 

Janitor 32 Park St. 

Mach. Des. 55 Red Spring Rd. 

Salesman 7 Canterhun St. 

Chauffeur 60 Morton St. 

Retired 15 John son Jid. 

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Schofield, James F. 


Weaver 


Andover St. 


Shea, Maurice P. 


Operative 


30 Burnham Rd. 


Shepard, Howell F. 


Mfg. & Farmer 


Dascomb Rd. 


Sherman, Leonard D. 


Employment M 


gr. 59 Bartlet St. 


Sime, David G. 


Truck Driver 


48 Stevens' St. 


Simon, Walter H. 


Clerk 


12 Arundel St. 


Southworth, Irving 


Retired 


34 School St. 


Smith, Arthur J. 


Bricklayer Rattlesnake Hill Rd. 


Smith, Frederick C. 


Insurance 


6 Stratford Rd. 


Smith, J. Lewis 


Salesman 


56 Morton St. 


Stack, Robert A. 


Chauffeur 


20 Summer St. 


Stedman, Herbert D. 


Florist 


78 Lowell St. 


Steinert, Arthur E. 


Contractor 


1 Union St. 


Stott, Joseph E. 


Clerk 


High St., B.V. 


Sutton, Harry 


Artist 


Porter Rd. 


Sutton, Osborne 


Rubber Worker 


119 Chestnut St. 


Taylor, Thomas D. 


Machinist 


79 Lowell St. 


Thomson, James G. 


Watchman 


42 Summer St. 


Thomson, Philip W. 


Trustee 


36 Central St. 


Trumbull, Samuel B. 


Real Estate 


130 Main St. 


Tucker, Charles H. 


Operative 


Ill Abbot St. 


Ward, Roswell E. 


Salesman 


2 Brechin Terr. 


Warhurst, Norman 


Real Estate 


18 Riverkia Rd. 


Wetterberg, Carl A. 


Mill Worker 


53 Summer St. 


White, Peter 


Farmer 


So. Main St. 


Whittemore, Peter B. 


Bank Teller 


122 Chestnut St. 


Zecchini, John A. 


Bar Tender 


County. Rd. 



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Trustees of Memorial Hall Library 



Caroline P. Leavitt Leo F. Daley 

Winsor Gale Arthur W. Reynolds 

Henry G. Tyer William N. Perry 

Claude M. Fuess 

Chairman 
Winsor Gale 

Secretary and Treasurer 
Arthur W. Reynolds 

Librarian 

Miriam Putnam 

Margaret D. Manning, Catalog Librarian 

Margaret Lane, Circulation and Young People's Librarian 

Eleanore G. Bliss, Circulation Assistant* 

Sarah A. Ballard, Children s Librarian 

Nellie A. Crossley, Clerical Assistant 

M. Ethel Zink, Branch Librarian, Ballardvale 

Janitor 
Archibald D. Maclaren 

*Part-time 

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Report of the Memorial Hall Librarian 



THE LIBRARY IS THE COMMUNITY 

Events of the past few months — the end of the war and 
the growing problems of the peace — the whole question of 
atomic energy to which man's mind has not yet accommodated 
itself — iiave only underlined the importance which books 
and ideas must have for the future. The awful knowledge 
that whether he likes it or not that this is one world puts upon 
man a responsibility never before his and gives to the library 
an ever increasing opportunity for service. 

It is significant that the United Nations organization has 
proposed the creation of a special agency, an Educational and 
Cultural Organization, to encourage understanding among 
nations and to provide a ready channel for the interchange of 
ideas and information. Stress has been laid upon books and 
ideas in reeducating Germans to effective participation in the 
world community. Here at home the need for interchange of 
ideas and information is no less important, for the problems 
which exist on the world level have their counterpart on the 
national. The new world must be built by "men of good will" 
everywhere. One way the library can help in this process is 
by spreading upon its shelves thoughtful books, representing 
varying shades of opinion, which will help to illuminate the 
perplexing problems confronting human beings today. 

The special contribution which the public library can 
make to community life is in drawing together into a whole 
the different threads and strands which represent the various 
community groupings, cultural, economic, social and edu- 
cational. Some months ago at a library sponsored film pro- 
gram, a library borrower called the library the greatest 
unifying force in the community. It is a thrilling conception 
and one which might serve as the motif against which to 
measure the library and its services. 

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Possibly nowhere but at the public library — save at 
Town Meeting where each exercises his responsibility as citi- 
zen--— can men and women meet so easily on a common foot- 
ing- — no longer rich or poor, educated or uneducated — but as 
individuals seeking a common purpose — the extension of their 
own potentialities. It is a commonplace to point out that no 
one person's use of the library is exactly like that of any one 
else: a business executive, a parent, a teacher, a mill worker} 
a hobby enthusiast, a boy or girl, a farmer, will make different 
demands upon the library. More particularly one person'* 
use of the library may be wholly recreational ; another will 
find in its book collection a whole new world; another will use 
the library to help him advance professionally or vocationally 
or to help him save money in running his business; some one 
else will find aesthetic satisfactions in its books of creative 
writing, poetry and art; another will use the library to sup- 
plement an imperfect formal education; a student will 
appreciate the availability of books essential to his work; 
another will estimate the library's effectiveness upon the 
adequacy of its informational and reference service; yet an- 
other will find the library of value in helping him to make 
a better personal or social adjustment. 

As one way of implementing the dissemination of ideas, 
of furthering this conception of thinking things through to- 
gether, the library has sponsored at various times forum dis- 
cussions. Like books they deal in ideas, but unlike books 
they provide the situation in which men of diverse opinion 
and background can meet in neutral and friendly surround- 
ings to exchange opinions and* thus carry one step further 
this special ability of the library to tie together the variegated 
threads which go to make up community life. 

Two series of forum discussions, eight meetings in all. 
were held in 1945 and were the result of group program- 
ming. Discussion subjects ranged all the way from a con- 
sideration of Argentina's present policy to that most thorny 
of current problems, labor and management cooperation. 

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Other activities included a panel discussion, Andover 
Looks Ahead, held in conjunction with a specially arranged 
library exhibit on town planning, in which most town depart- 
ment heads participated; a series of four meetings on topics 
of varied interest at the Ballardvale Branch Library, the 
annual library Open House in November, at which Dr. Fuess 
spoke brilliantly about the mystery story; a Ballardvale Open 
House, to celebrate the redecoration of the library interior; 
and a neighborhood meeting in West Andover, when a library 
friend showed lovely color slides of Indian life across the 
United States to an audience of eager women, representing 
four or live racial backgrounds. 

In the building of a closer world community boys and 
girls will play an important part and for them as well as for 
their elders, books will have a full share in developing atti- 
tudes of mind in which this idea of one world can grow and 
flourish. Every day they are discovering through the books 
about boys and girls of other lands, borrowed from the Young 
People's Library, that young people, wherever they may be, 
are not strange creatures but boys and girls with essential 
qualities, hopes and aspirations very much like their own. 
Through the Treasure Chest, a project to provide books in 
English for boys and girls in formerly occupied countries, 
Andover boys and girls are presented through the Young 
People's Library with a real opportunity to make an effective 
contribution to better understanding. 

Activities in the Young People's Library during the 
year have been planned to include all age groups and to 
make the library so attractive that boys and girls will not 
want to miss what it has to offer them. The tea in June for 
mothers of children entering school in the fall, drew, despite 
a very rainy day, the largest group of mothers and children 
which have ever come out for this occasion. The film program 
on four successive Friday afternoons in April was well 
patronized, with an average attendance of one hundred and 
fiftv, A very direct result was increased book circulation on 
these Friday afternoons. Story hours have been held at vari- 

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ous times throughout the year; especially recalled is one 
story hour during Book Week when Mr. John J. Cronan, story- 
teller par excellence, delighted his audience with his in- 
exhaustible repertoire from literature, old and new. Instruc- 
tion in the use of reference books has been given to several 
groups at the Pike School and at St. Augustine's. It is a source 
of satisfaction that parent use of the Young People's Library 
is on the increase. Many come frequently to get help in select- 
ing books for home use and to ask advice before purchasing 
books for home libraries. 

During the past year a series of four lessons on the use 
of the library and reference books was given in the library 
to all tenth grade English classes at Punchard High School 
and another series will be given in 1946. With the addition 
to the library staff of a special librarian for young people of 
high school age, a program will be developed which, it is 
hoped, will bring an increasing number of young people to 
the library and in consequence a wider enjoyment and appre- 
ciation of good books. 

Gold lapel buttons are much in evidence these days as 
young people, back from military service, take up once more 
their accustomed library ways or become acquainted for the 
first time with what the library has to offer them. These young 
people, men and women alike, should have much to con- 
tribute to community life for, while not all of them will come 
back embued with a passion to enter more deeply into the 
life of their world, some will have found a heightened con- 
ception of the things that matter most and will have felt, more 
keenly their relationship to all men, particularly perhaps to 
other Americans, from every corner and condition of Ameri- 
can life. It is the library's responsibility to provide them books 
which will help them in whatever ways they need help most 
and to create an atmosphere which will make books seem the 
logical concomitant of an intelligent, useful, and resourceful 
life. 

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Naturally their immediate needs concern their adjust- 
ment to civilian life. One staff member has been assigned to 
coordinate library services and to devise ways and means 
in which the library can be a major help to these young 
people. A special collection of vocational . and educational 
books and pamphlets, college and school catalogs, has been 
housed in the Reference alcove and has already seen much 
use. In the \ eterans' Office at the Town Hall, a small browsing 
corner has been set up complete with attractive books and 
magazines, colorful rug, comfortable chairs and other small 
appurtenances. The library is happy to be part of the ex- 
cellent community organization which has sprung into being 
to serve this group. The referral service from Mr. Markey's 
department, in particular, has been very effective. These 
young people seem little changed, older and perhaps a bit 
more sober, and strong in determination to make the most of 
their opportunities under the G. I. Bill of Rights. Vocational 
and educational material, civil service books, refresher books 
in mathematics, radio and in other fields are the type of 
material most frequently requested. One boy lacks two years 
of high school and is working to make up his deficiency so 
that he can go on to a higher school; another intends to become 
a lawyer and is saturating himself in the history of law: 
another, recalling an early interest in veterinary medicine, 
goes out of the library armed with books and pamphlets, 
outlining information basic to this field; yet another, an ex- 
fireman's mate, has borrowed everything and then some on 
steam boilers to enable him to pass an examination as sta- 
tionary engineer; still another, fumbling to find his niche, is 
sent to the Guidance Department at Punchard High School, 
where expert counselling is available: another, seeking in- 
formation about trade schools, finally tells us that he has 
found present conditions too confusing and that he has joined 
the army again until things straighten out a bit. 

Reading trends are interesting because they mirror 
rather accurately the things in which people are most in- 
terested at any given time. This year, if one trend can be 

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isolated over all others, it would be the very general interest 
in books about all phases of family life and relationships. 
For example, there ha^< been a constant demand for such 
recent books, whose purposes are easily suggested by their 
titles, as Management in Daily Living, Psychology of Personal 
Adjustment, Marriage and Family Life, Building Your Life, 
and many others of similar character. Books on home enter- 
tainment, games and parties, books on handicrafts, on hobbies 
and collecting, and on the one hundred and one ways in which 
people seek to express themselves creatively, have circulated 
over and over again, suggesting that once again, in part at 
least, the home has become the center for recreational and 
leisure time activity. In ever increasing use are the books 
about the care and training of children and books which help 
to bring an awareness of that complicated human being, the 
adolescent boy or girl. If all the people who have enjoyed 
books on interior decoration and home building, or who have 
cast a wistful eye on country livine, could nut their ideas into 
immediate effect, there would be a building boom hard to 
stop. Perhaps the most popular books of all at the library 
these days would include ^uch titles as Small House of To- 
morrow, Planning Your Home for Better Living, Homes for 
Homemakers, and others like them. It is no accident that the 
course which proved most popular on the questionnaire sent 
out by University Extension should have been Interior Dec- 
oration, with the result that this course has been given this 
fall in the library hall to a capacity audience. 

As men and women, boys and girls, share with the library 
>taff their book enthusiasms, and the subject fields in which 
they have some proficiency, there is built up a kind of intel- 
lectual reservoir which can be called upon whenever neces- 
sary. So, too, a knowledge of specialists in the community 
can make the library a kind of intellectual clearing house, 
for in a few instances, a library borrower has been directed, 
not to a book, but to an Individual whose subject knowledge 
or practical experience guarantees that he can be of assistance. 

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The public library then becomes the interpreter of the com- 
munity to itself. 

Another instance of the library's concern to meet the 
needs of as many people as possible has been its service, on a 
limited scale, to people, who, because of frail health, can 
not visit the library themselves. Thanks to a faithful girl 
scout, a few of them have been supplied with books, accord- 
ing to their taste and liking. This year, too, books have been 
sent to the town infirmary, frankly at first as an experiment, 
but so much have they been enjoyed that one collection is 
turned in only to be replaced with another. 

The library has prepared special book lists, in particular 
this year a garden list ior members of the Andover Garden 
Club and a Lenten reading list in cooperation with the An- 
dover Council of Churches; has arranged book exhibits for 
the use of groups outside the library building; borrowed 
interesting hobby collections for display in the library; been 
the center for local organization meetings and study groups 
and has tried, in these small ways, to indicate its eagerness 
to be a contributor, whenever it is possible, to every com- 
munity adult education activity. 

Changes in our Library Board and Staff have con- 
tinued. Mr. Burton S. Flagg, a member of the Board for 
thirty-four years, declined to stand for reelection in 1945. 
Mr. Flagg was associated with the library during its years of 
greatest growth as a public service and contributed in large 
measure through his intelligent interest to its development. 
Mr. Leo F. Daley was elected to the Board in his place. A great 
loss also was the resignation from the Board of Trustees as 
member and chairman of Mary Byers Smith, whose connec- 
tion with the library through her grandfather, father and her- 
self, spanned three-quarters of a century and whose own con- 
tribution to library advance in Andover grew out of the pro- 
found belief that books matter mightily in the lives of men 
and women, boys and srirls. Another major loss was sustained 
through the death of Mr. Nathan C. Hamblin, member of the 

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Board from 1916 to 1945, its chairman from 1925 to 1934, 
whose wise counsel meant much in the ongoing course of the 
library. Mrs. Hart D. Leavitt and Mr. William N. Perry have 
been appointed to fill the vacancies. Miss Isabel F. Noone, 
a general assistant on the library staff from 1943 to 1945, 
resigned to go into army library work and our good wishes 
go with her in her new work. The library was fortunate to 
secure as Circulation and Young People's Librarian, Miss 
Margaret Lane of Boxford. 

Improvements in the library building and equipment 
have been many and have added to the beauty of the interior 
as well as to its usefulness. The main reading room has been 
repainted; the cellar floor no longer resembles a bomb crater; 
the walls and ceilings in the boiler room and basement store- 
room have been whitened; electric lights have been installed 
in the storeroom, a new boiler replaces a unit which gave 
out in March, and a staff room has been partitioned off the 
storeroom, giving staff members an attractive and restful 
place in which to spend a luncheon or supper hour. 

The library sees as its major concerns for 1946: (1) the 
revitalizing of its fundamental purposes and the establish- 
ment of a future course of action in keeping with them; 
(2) the responsibility to bring to the attention of men and 
women, not merely the new, the transient, the deceptively 
important, but the great books in all areas of human thought 
which can help to bring some direction to the confusion which 
peace, with all its blessings, has brought and (3) the great 
opportunity to serve with imagination, men and women return- 
ing from the armed services and all others seeking re- 
orientation to new conditions. Herbert Agar in his Time for 
Greatness wrote that it is impossible to hold moral convic- 
tions without expressing them in action. Something of this 
urgency, this need for the "habitual vision of greatness" 
undergirds library thinking now and will do so in the days 
ahead. 

Perhaps in recapitulation, the library, which is the conv 

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munity, may be conceived of as a large wheel with spokes 
going out in all directions. Along the spokes flow the services 
which the library offers to individuals and groups throughout 
the community. This is not a one-way circuit, however, for all 
that strengthens individuals or groups in the end combines 
to enrich the whole community and thus we come back to 
the conception of the library, seemingly a valid one, as a 
unifying force in the community. 

Enough has been suggested in the course of this report 
to indicate how much the library depends upon the men and 
women who support and use it — that the conception of a 
library and its services, its financial support and its use are 
all important parts, no one of which could be separated from 
the rest and leave the whole unimpaired. The same is true 
of the actual outlining and refining of library purposes and 
their translation into action, for were it not for the devotion 
and vision of the members of the Board of Trustees and of 
the library staff, the library would be a feeble and ineffectual 
instrument at best. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Miriam Putnam, Librarian 



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1945 STATISTICS OF LIBRARY USE 

Book Stock 

Adult Juvenile 



V olumes at beginning of year 
Volumes added by purchase 
Volumes added by gift 
Volumes lost or withdrawn 
Total volumes at end of year 
Pediodicals currently received 

Use 



32,116 

1,353 

182 

525 

33,126 

83 



7,814 

578 

30 

806 

7,616 



Toted 

39,930 

1,931 

212 

1,331 

40,742 



Volumes % of total circ. 



Volumes of adult fiction loaned 44,172 43.5 

Volumes of adult non-fiction loaned 19,834 19.5 

Number of children's books loaned 37,548 37.0 
Total number of books loaned 101,554 



Registration 



Adult Juvenile Total 



Borrowers registered during year 461 203 664 

Total number of registered borrowers 4,174 1,078 5,252 
Circulation per capita (based on 1940 census figures) — 9.1 



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TOWN OF ANDOVER 



Forty - Fourth 
Annual Report 

OF THE 

Board of Public Works 

EMBRACING THE FIFTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT 

of WATER COMMISSIONERS and FORTY-NINTH 

ANNUAL REPORT of SEWER COMMISSIONERS 



For the Year Ending 
DECEMBER 31, 1945 



1946 



Tohn H. Flint 



Win, S. 


Jenkins 


h Wm. S. 


Jenkins 




1899-1902 


John H. 


Flint 


; Wm. S. 


Jenkins 


John L. 


Smith 


'James P 


. Butterfield 


'Felix G. 


Havnes 




1903-1906 


John L. 


Smith 


'Felix G. 


Havnes 


"John W. 


Bell 


'Lewis T. 


Hardy 


James C. 


Sawyer 




1906-1907 


'Felix G. 


Haynes 


John W. 


Bellj Treas. 


"Tames C. 


Sawyer, Sec'y 


'Lewis T. 


Hardy 


'Harry M 


. Eames 




1907-1908 


Felix G. 


Havnes 


'John W. 


Bell, Treas. 


'James C. 


Sawyer, Sec'y 


'Lewis T. 


Hardy 


Andrew 


McTernen 



WATER COMMISSIONERS 

1889-1899 
"James P. Butterfield 

SEWER COMMISSIONERS 

1893-1894 
♦John L. Smith 

1894-1899 
"John L. Smith 

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS 
1919-1920-1921 
*Barnett Rogers {'22) 

William D. Mclntyre ('21) 
* Arthur T. Boutwell ('22) 
Philip L. Hardy, Sec'y ('21) 



*Thos. E. Rhodes, Treas. ('23) 

1922-1923 
*Thos_ E. Rhodes ('23) 

Philip L. Hardy ('24) 

Wm. D. Mclntyre, Sec'y {'27) 
♦Arthur T. Boutwell ('25) 

Edward Shattuck ('25) 
1923-1924 

Philip L. Hardy {'27) 

Wm. D. Mclntyre, Sec'y ('27) 
*£rthurT. Boutwell, Treas. ( ' 25) John ~H. Pl'aydon ('39) 



Felix G. Haynes 



"Charles E. Abbott 

'John E. Smith 

1933-1934-1935 
Wm. D. Mclntyre ('36) 

♦Walter I. Morse ('38) 
John H. Playdon ('36) 
Frank A. Buttrick ('37) 

* Henry A. Bodwell ('37) 

1934-1935-1936 
Wm. D. Mclntyre ('39) 

♦Walter I. Morse ('38) 
John H. Playdon ('39) 
Frank A. Buttrick ('37) 

♦Henry A. Bodwell ('37) 

1935-1936-1937 
Wm. D. Mclntyre ('39) 

♦Walter I. Morse ('38) 



Edward Shattuck ('25) 
"Walter I. Morse ('26) 
1924-1925-1926 
Philip L. Hardy ('27) 
Wm. D. Mclntyre, Sec' 



('27) 



Frank A. Buttrick ('40) 
Henrv A. Bodwell ('40) 

1938-1939 
Wm. D. Mclntyre ('39) 
John H. Playdon ('39) 



l^f thur T- Boutwell, Treas. ('28) Frank A. Buttrick ('40) 



1908-1912 
^Lewis T. Hardy 
Mohn W. Bell, Treas. 
'James C. Sawyer, Sec'y 

* Andrew McTernen 
"Willis B. Hodgkins 

1913-1914 

* Lewis T. Hardy ('16) 
'Barnett Rogers .('16) 
'Andrew McTernen ('15) 
'Thos. E. Rhodes, Sec'y ('14) 



'Thos. E. Rhodes ('28) 
*\Valter I. Morse ('28) 

1927 
♦Arthur T. Boutwell ('28) 
*Thos. E. Rhodes ('28) 
♦Walter I. Morse, Treas. ('29) 
Wm. D. Mclntyre, Sec'y ('30) 
George H. Winslow ('30) 

1928-1929 
♦Arthur T. Boutwell ('31) 
♦Walter I. Morse, Treas. ('32) 
Wm. D. Mclntyre, Sec'y ('30) 
George H. Winslow ('30) 



Dea ('31) 
1929-1930 
Mclntyre ('33) 
Morse, Treas. ('32) 



George H. Winslow, Sec'y ('33) Edward' P. Hall ('42) 



'Wiliis B. Hodgkins, Treas. ('15) Thos 
1914-1916 

"Thos. E. Rhodes ('19) Wm. D. 

'Barnett Rogers ('16) ♦Walter I 

* Lewis T. Hardy ('16) 

"Andrew McTernen, Sec'y ('18) *Arthur T. Boutwell ('31) 

'Willis B. Hodgkins, Treas. ('18) Thos. P. Dea ('31) 
1916-1917 1930-1931 

"Barnett Rogers ('19) Wm. D. Mclntyre ('33) 

'Thos. E. Rhodes ('17) * Walter I. Morse, Treas. ('32) 

'Andrew McTernen ('18) George H. Winslow, Sec'v ('33) 

Chas. B. Baldwin, Sec'y ('19) Thos. P. Dea ('34) 

"Willis B. Hodgkins, Treas. ('18) Frank A. Buttrick ('34) 
1917-1918 1931-1932 

'Barnett Rogers ('19) Wm. D. Mclntyre ('33) 

'Thos. E. Rhodes ('20) *Walter I. Morse ('35) 

Andrew McTernen ('18) Thos. P. Dea ('34) 

Chas. B. Baldwin, Sec'y ('19) Frank A. Buttrick ('34) 

"Willis B. Hodgkins, Treas. ('18) John H. Playdon ('33) 



♦Henrv A. Bodwell ('40) 
Sidney P. White ('41) 

1939-1940 
Sidney P. White ('41) 
♦Henry A. Bodwell ('40) 
Frank A. Buttrick ('40) 
John H. Playdon ('42) 
Edward P. Hall ('42) 

1940-1941 
Sidney P. White ('41) 
John H. Playdon ('42) 
Edward P. Hall ('42) 
William F. Barron ('43) 
Tohn B. White ('43) 

1941-1942 
Sidnev P. White ('44) 
Tohn H. Plavdon ('42) 



1918-1919 
"Barnett Rogers ('22) 
Andrew McTernen ('21) 
Philip L. Hardy C 2l > 
Chas. B. Baldwin, Sec'y ('22) 
"Thos. E. Rhodes, Treas. ('20) 

Sidney P. White ('47) 



P. Lerov Wilson 



1932-1933 
Wm. D. Mclntyre ('36) 
♦Walter I. Morse ('35) 
T ohn H. Playdon ('36) 
Frank A. Buttrick ('34) 
♦Henry A. Bodwell ('34) 

1945-1946 
William F. Barron ('46) 



William F. Barron ('43) 
John B. White ('43) 

1942-1943 
Sidney P. White ('44) 
William F. Barron ('43) 
John B. White ('43) 
Jesse Bottomley ('45) 
Fred W. Doyle (*45) 

1943-1944 
Sidney P. White ('44) 
William F. Barron ('46) 
Jess? Bottomley ('45) 
Fred W. Dovle ('45) 
P. Lerov Wilson ('46) 

1944-1945 
Sidnev P. White ('47) 
William F. Barron ('46) 
Jesse Bottomley ('45) 
Fred W. Doyle ('45) 
P. Lerov Wilson ('46) 



'Deceased 



('46) Edward A 

SUPERINTENDENT 

•CHARLES T. GILLIARD 



Fred W 
Doyle C48) 



Doyle ('48) 



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Board of Public Works 



Andover, Mass. 
February 5, 1946 

The Board of Public Works voted to adopt the follow- 
ing report of the Superintendent as its report for 1945 with 
recommendations for 1946. 

Sidney P. White, Chairman 
William F. Barron, Secretary 
Edward A. Doyle 
Fred W. Doyle 
P. Leroy Wilson 



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Superintendents Report 



To the Board of Public Works: 

Gentlemen: 

The major activities and developments in the Water, 
Highway, Sewer and Park Departments during the year which 
ended December 31, 1945, were as follows: 

WATER DEPARTMENT 

The turbine at the Haggetts Pond Pumping Station was 
given a thorough inspection by an inspector from the General 
Electric Company. The following report was received: 

Town of Andover, 
Board of Public Works, 
Andover, Mass. 

Attention: Mr. Charles T. Gilliard, Supt. 
Gentlemen: 

Referring to our telephone conversation of today, we 
are pleased to furnish you with additional explanation con- 
cerning the report on the conditions of this turbine. 

In the course of making inspection it is not uncommon 
practice to omit dismantling some part which is giving satis- 
factory service and therefore is believed to be in good con- 
dition. In this case, the hydraulic cylinder which operates 
the control valves, the control valves themselves and the main 
oil pump were not inspected. 

The condition of the first row, first stage buckets is not 
serious from the standpoint of strength although as explained 
in this letter the efficiency is undoubtedly somewhat impaired. 

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The main shaft bearings are babbit lined. When new, 
these have a clearance of approximately .0013'' per inch of 
shaft diameter. We have arbitrarily set a limit of .002" per 
inch of shaft diameter for good operating practice. As long 
as no vibration, oil throwing or other unsatisfactory operation 
is encountered, however, there is no reason why this limit 
can not be exceeded. The operation of this machine is such 
that we do not consider change of bearing linings necessary 
at the present time. We believe you have spare linings on hand 
should they be needed, either at next inspection or prior to 
that time. 

The crack in the wheel casing does not appear to be of 
a serious nature, at least at the present time. It does not appear 
to be getting any worse and is located in a flange so that it 
does not cause any steam leaks. As long as it does not get 
worse I see no reason for apprehension. 

The emergency governor should operate at approxi- 
mately 5,660 rpm, on the turbine which corresponds to ap- 
proximately 1,675 rpm on the pump. Due to the fact that 
the pump pressure increases with the speed it is difficult to 
get the conditions favorable for speeding up the unit to the 
point of testing this trip. 

The last record we have is several years ago when it was 
found to operate at 5,600 rpm which was entirely satisfactory. 
Presumably it is still operative but it is very difficult to 
definitely prove this. 

Clearances given on the reduction gear bearing are not 
excessive but were given as a matter of record. 

We are obtaining a quotation from the factory for vari- 
ous parts mentioned in the report and will forward it to you 
shortly. 

Yours very truly, 

G. W. Howard, 

District Turbine Engineer 
By W. A. Taylor 

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The Worthington pump, which is propelled by the Gen- 
eral Electric Turbine, was inspected and necessary repairs 
made. 

Cross connections have been tested by the State Board 
of Health engineer and one of the Town employees. There are 
four cross connections at the Shawsheen Mills, one at Phillips 
Academy and two at the Tver Rubber Company. 

The boiler setting of the newer of the two boilers at 
the Haggetts Pond Pumping Station was repaired by the H. W. 
Grover Company of Danvers. Bids for this work were also 
received from the Plibrico Company and Frank G. McCarthy. 

The clapper valve on the eight-inch discharge line of 
the electric pump at the Haggetts Pond Pumping Station was 
promptly repaired when it was discovered to be worn. 

The six-inch water main on Dascomb Road was extended 
from the dead end in front of Mr. John Hall's property a 
distance of two hundred and twenty-four feet to a point be- 
yond the driveway of Mr. A. S. Pendleton. This made it pos- 
sible to do away with an old one-inch line which ran from the 
old hydrant branch in front of the Hall property along Das- 
comb Road, thence across the Pendleton property and to 
replace it with a direct line of one-inch copper tubing; from 
the new six-inch line in front of the house, thereby giving a 
much better supply of water. 

A coal bin has been built at the Bancroft Road Pumping 
Station. This bin is located on the outside of the building 
and a hole in the brick allows the co^l to be shovelled from 
the inside of the building. 

The following report was received from Weston & Samp- 
son, Consulting Engineers, on January 4th, 1946: 

Board of Public Works, 
Andover, Mass. 

Gentlemen: 

We submit the following report on the improvements 
to the water system completed in 1945. 

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Following our report in January, 1945, to the Special 
Committee and subsequent conference between your Board, 
the Special Committee, Board of Selectmen, Finance Com- 
mittee and others, the Annual Town Meeting in March, 1945, 
appropriated $150,000.00 for improvements to the water 
distribution system. On April 2, we were engaged by your 
Board to prepare contract plans and specifications under the 
appropriation for the water system. 

Two contracts were awarded for water mains as follows: 
i 
Water Mains 

Project No. 1 — Haggetts Pond Road, Pleasant Street 
and Chandler Road 

This project was to improve flows and pressures in the 
West District and consisted of a 12" cast iron main on Hag- 
getts Pond Road from the 10" main on Lowell Street to High 
Plain Road, an 8" main on Pleasant Street from High Plain 
Road westerly to connect with the end of the existing 8" main 
and an 8" main on Chandler Road from Greenwood Road 
westerly to connect with the end of the existing 8" main. 

Surveys were begun on May 1. Plans and specifications 
were completed on May 14 and the following proposals were 
received by your Board on May 21 : 

Furnishing Cast Iron Pipe and Fittings 

*United States Pipe and Foundry Co. 

$31,680.92 delivered along trench 
Warren Pipe Co. of Mass. 32,229.68 delivered along trench 
R. D. Wood Company 31,198.66 f. o. b. cars, Andover 

* Awarded contract May 28. 

Installing Cast Iron Pipe. Fittings, Hydrants and Valves 

*R. Zoppo, Roslindale, Mass. $26,704.00 

II. DiTnllio, Hyde Park, Mass. 28,330.00 

N. Cibotti, Boston, Mass. 28,475.00 

J. MacDonald Construction Co.. Newton. Mass. 28.707.00 

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Louis C. Cyr, Lawrence, Mass. 28,852.00 

Central Construction Co., Lawrence, Mass. 29,703.00 

Geo. E. Duteau, Springfield, Mass. 30,835.90 

John Williams, Dorchester, Mass. 32,198.00 

Ralph Civitarese, Hyde Park, Mass. 36,637.00 

A, D. Daddario, Boston, Mass. 36,895.00 

Domenick Zanni, Reading, Mass. 38,090.00 
* Awarded contract 

The lowest bidder for furnishing the hydrants and gate 
valves was the Rensselaer Valve Company, to whom the con- 
tract was awarded at the following prices: 

Fire hydrants $69.65 ea. 

12" gate valves 90.37 " 

8" gate valves 41.14 " 

6" gate valves 26.62 " 

Total contract — $2,539.22 

The valve boxes were ordered from Sumner & Dunbar 
at a unit price of $7.50 with a total cost of $213.15. The 
materials and installation based on the estimated quantities 
and bid prices amounted to $61,137.29. Engineering for sur- 
veys, plans and specifications, supervision of construction 
and record plans was estimated at from 6 to 7% of the con- 
struction cost. 

The contract for the installation was signed on May 28, 
but owing to a delay in the delivery of materials and the 
difficulty of obtaining experienced labor, the work began on 
September 4. The contract was completed on November 28. 
Before the work was accepted, the mains were tested at a 
pressure of 150 lbs. and found to be practically watertight. 
Water was turned into the 12" main on Haggetts Pond Road 
and the 8" main on Pleasant Street on November 2. Water 
was turned into the 8" main on Chandler Road on November 
26. The completed work consisted of the following: 

12" main on Haggetts Pond Road 11,013 ft. 
8" main on Pleasant Street 279 ft. 

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8" main on Chandler Road 1,663.6 ft. 

21-6" hydrant connections 148.7 ft. 

Hydrants on Haggetts Pond Road 19 

Hydrants on Chandler Road 2 

12" gate valves 6 

8" gate valves 3 
6" gate valves on hydrant connections 21 

Rock excavation 586.3 c.y. 

In addition, 56.4 feet of 10" pipe were laid on Bailey 
Road with a 10" gate valve at Haggetts Pond Road and a 
hydrant installed at the end with a 6" gate valve. Two 12" 
connections, each 20 feet in length, were left on Haggetts 
Pond Road for a future booster pumping station and storage 
reservoir. A 10" connection, 20 feet in length, was provided at 
High Plain Road for a future main. An 8" blowoff, 20 feet 
in length, with an 8" gate valve, was installed on Haggetts 
Pond Road. 

After the Haggetts Pond Road and Pleasant Street 
mains were placed in service the static pressure on Pleasant 
Street was increased from 52 to 82 lbs. With the Haggetts 
Pond Road and Chandler Road connections, the water supply 
for the West District is greatly improved. Further improve- 
ment may be provided by a booster pumping station on Hag- 
getts Pond Road and a storage reservoir on Wood Hill. 

The cost of this project as of December 6, 1945, was 
as follows: 

Cast iron pipe $30,313.80 

Cast iron fittings 1,423.35 

Fire hydrants 1,365.14 

Gate valves and boxes 1,387.23 

Contract for installation 19,350.00 

Water Department expenses 76.21 

Engineering services 2,350.00 



Total $56,265.73 

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The final estimate under the contract for installation as 
recently completed amounts to $25,658.72, leaving a balance 
due of $6,308.72. Assuming 6^2% for engineering, the bal- 
ance would be about $1,650.00. We believe that the total 
cost will not exceed the $65,000.00 that was estimated when 
the contracts were awarded. 

Project I\o. 2 — Lowell Street 

This project was the first step in the necessary enlarge- 
ment of the force main from the Haggetts Pond pumping sta- 
tion to the Town, and consisted of a 16" cast iron main on 
Lowell Street from near the Haggetts Pond pumping station 
to Cutler Road, a connection with the 12" main at the pump- 
ing station beyond the Yenturi tube, a connection with the 
10" main on Lowell Street in front of the pumping station, 
a connection with the 12" Lowell Street main at Lovejpy 
Road, and a connection with the 12" Lowell Street main at 
Cutler Road. 

Surveys were begun on May 17. Plans and specifications 
were completed on July 7, and the following proposals w T ere 
received by your Board on July 16: 

Furnishing Cast Iron Pipe and Fittings . 

* Warren Pipe Company of Mass. 

$32,914.70 delivered along trench 
U. S. Pipe and Foundry Co. 

" $33,242.98 delivered along trench 
R. D. Wood Company 32,885.96 f. o. b. cars, Andover 

* Awarded contract. 

Installing Cast Iron Pipe, Fittings and Valves 

*C. Jiustino, Dorchester, Mass. $22,670.00 

Chas. W. Riva, Inc., Boston, Mass. 24,260.00 

R. Zoppo, Roslindale, Mass. 24,700.00 

J. MacDonald Construction Co., Newton, Mass. 24,950.00 
G. Andreassi & N. Cibotti, Boston, Mass. 25,980.00 

Louis Cyr. Lawrence, Mass. 26.960.00 

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H. DiTullio, Hyde Park, Mass. 28,845.00 

D. Zanni, Reading, Mass. 30,260.00 

* Awarded contract. 

The lowest bidder for furnishing the gate valves was 
the Rensselaer Valve Company to whom the contract was 
awarded at the following prices: 

16" gate valves $178.98 ea. 

12" gate valves 90.37 " 

10" gate valves 68.79 " 

6" gate valves 26.62 " 

Total contract — $1,197.67 

"Valve boxes were ordered from Sumner & Dunbar at a 
unit price of $7.50 with a total cost of $82.00. The materials 
and installation based on the estimated quantities and bid 
prices amounted to $56,864.37. Engineering was estimated 
at from 6 to 7% of the construction cost, making a total of 
about $61,000.00. 

The contract for the installation was signed on July 24, 
but due to a delay in the delivery of pipe, fittings and valves, 
the work began on September 4. The contract was completed 
on November 15. The mains were tested at 150 lbs. and 
chlorinated before being placed in service on November 13. 

There was a considerable improvement at the Haggetts 
Pond pumping station. Previously the pumps delivered 1,150 
g.p.m. with a discharge gage pressure of 125 lbs. The new 
main resulted in a drop of about 13 lbs. in the pumping head 
at the same rate of pumping, and increased the delivery of 
the pumps to about 1,400 g.p.m. at 125 lbs. 

The completed work comprises the following items: 

16" main 8,628 ft. 
16" gate valves 5 

Connections with existing mains 4 

6" blowoff 2 

Rock excavation 33.8 c.y. 

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The cost of this project as of December 6, 1945, was 
as follows: 

Cast iron pipe $32,389.24 

Cast iron fittings 910.03 

Gate valves and boxes 1,254.08 

Contract for installation 21,812.95 

Water Department expenses 957.15 

Engineering services 2,650.00 



Total $59,973.45 

The final estimate for the installation contract amounts 
to $22,961.00, leaving a balance due of $1,148.05. Assuming 
7% for engineering, the balance would be about $1,350.00. 
The total cost of the Lowell Street Project will be about 
$62,500.00 as compared with an estimate of $65,000.00 when 
the contract was awarded. 

During 1945, 405,883,000 gallons of water were 
pumped at the Haggetts Pond Pumping Station, a daily 
average of 1,112,010 gallons. The steam turbine was in oper- 
ation 4,204 hours and 50 minutes and the electric pump 
1,704 hours and 15 minutes, making a daily average of 16 
hours and 11 minutes. 

To provide for adequate expenditure in the Water De- 
partment during 1946, we recommend an appropriation of 
$48,000.00 to be divided substantially as follows: 

Water Department 

Salaries and Wages $28,000.00 

Coal and Power 13,000.00 

Engine Oil, Chlorine, Etc. 900.00 

Repairs, Boilers, Pump and Property 1,700.00 

Office Supplies 800.00 

Reservoir and Telemeters 250.00 

Supplies, Miscellaneous, Tools, Etc. 600.00 

Meters and Parts 800.00 

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Pipe of all Kind 800.00 

Brass Goods, Hydrants, Etc. 600.00 

Cleaning Reservoir 500.00 

Secretarial Services 50.00 



Total $48,000.00 

Services in use January 1, 1946 — 2,735 
Meters in use January 1, 1946 — 2,705 

Receipts 
Water Rates $54,622.93 

Water Construction 492.93 

Paid to Town Treasurer: 
Water Rates $54,622.93 

Water Construction 492.93 



$55,115.86 $55,115.86 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

The following table shows the snowfall for the year 1945: 

January 15.50 Inches 

February 21.25 Inches 

November 10.00 Inches 

December 24.75 Inches 



Total 71.50 Inches 

We were fortunate in having a number of outside trucks 
and tractors equipped with bulldozers and plows to help 
during two bad storms which occurred the 9th of February 
and the 29th of November. The snowstorm which started the 
29th of November was the worst for this time of year since 
1898. These heavy storms were accompanied by gales which 
caused drifting, especially in the country. 

A "Haiss" snow and sand loader which arrived Febru- 
ary 22nd, has proved mosl satisfactory, 

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A device to be used for changing the snow and sand 
booms of the loader has been built by town labor. 

Additional snow fence was purchased and erected. 

A catch basin on our drainage system located in the 
yard of Mr. Percy Dole was rebuilt. 

A number of catch basins requiring repairs were cared 
for and the patching of this type of work continued through- 
out the year. 

A drainage system was installed on Lowell Street and 
Iceland Road under Article 15 of the 1945 Warrant, Chap- 
ter 90 Maintenance, thus eliminating the dangerous con- 
dition existing. This work included the installation of 440 
feet of 12" Akron pipe on Iceland Road and 184 feet of 12" 
reinforced concrete pipe on Lowell Street. Heretofore, be- 
cause the outlet through private property on the southerly 
side of Lowell Street was blocked when a house was built, the 
drainage water during a heavy storm came out of the man- 
holes on Lowell Street. 

A drain pipe and catch basin were installed on Center 
Street opposite the property of Mr. Fred Oldroyd, catching 
the drain water from Center 'Street and directing it into the 
Mill Pond, thereby preventing it from going onto Andover 
Street as heretofore, where the catch basin and system near 
the entrance to Mr. George Dane's property were not suf- 
ficiently large. 

In conjunction with Chapter 90 Maintenance work, a 
catch basin, eighteen feet of Akron pipe and ten feet of corru- 
gated iron pipe were installed on Lowell Street near the prop- 
erty of Mr. Ohan Loosigian, thereby eliminating a drainage 
condition of having the water from the Loosigian property 
drain directly onto Lowell Street. 

A drain was installed on Boutwell Road to care for a 
drainage condition near the property of Mr. Russell Seamans. 

The scranin^ of roads started the fifteenth of May and 
was completed the twenty -ninth of May. 

The following roads were treated with "Tarvia Re- 
tread": North Street, Webster Street. Dartmouth Road. Y^e 

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Road, George Street, Ballardvale Road, Woburn Street, 
Ayer Street, Lupine Road, Torr Street, Porter Road, Orchard 
Street, Holt Road, Stinson Road, Gardner Avenue, Lincoln 
Circle, Moraine Street, Osgood Street, Bellevue Road, Brown 
Street, Lovejoy Road, Lincoln Street, Canterbury Street, 
Dufton Road, Wildwood Road, Burnham Road, Jenkins 
Road, Pleasant Street, Bancroft Road, and sections of Chand- 
ler Road, Princeton Avenue, Abbot Street, Hidden Road, 
Highland Road, Chestnut Street, Summer Street, Sunset Rock 
Road, River Road, High Plain Road, Beacon Street, Chandler 
Road, Gould Road, Salem Street, Gray Road and Greenwood 
Road. Laurel Lane, Blanchard Street and a section of Vine 
Street (from Holt Road to the By-Pass) were shaped up, 
gravelled and rolled and given an application of "Tarvia B." 
Incidentally, considerable ledge was moved from Vine Street, 
blasting being necessary. 

Thirty-four feet of curbing were installed at the lower 
end of Binney Street on the southerly side, making it possible 
to carry water beyond the property of Mr. Armand J. Per- 
rault. One hundred feet of curbing were installed on Elm 
Street between Florence Street and Summer Street. 

A short stretch of curbing was installed in front of the 
store on Andover Street belonging to Mr. Richard O'Brien 
and a "Type D" sidewalk was also constructed. The sidewalk 
at this point was very steep and heretofore, a number of com- 
plaints have been made about people falling. 

Dascomb Road where the water pipe was installed in 
the vicinity of Mr. Andrew Pendleton's property was gravelled 
and tarred. Osgood Street in front of the property of Mr. 
Amos Ozoonian was widened to make it easier for large 
trucks to enter the driveway. 

A section of the roadway on Riverina Road was dis- 
continued and a section of the original layout was built. 

A number of old planks were replaced with new on the 
wooden bridges, the work being done by Mr. Fred Doyle. 

"Tarvia D" sidewalks were constructed on the easterly 
side of Center Street from Tewksbury Street to the property 

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of Mr. James Petty; on Clark Road from the corner of Das- 
comb Road to the existing sidewalk by the property of Mr. 
Edward P. Hall; on the westerly side of Chester Street from 
the sidewalk in front of Mr. Daniel Barberian's propery to 
the property of Mr. Alvin Zink; on the easterly side of Strat- 
ford Road; the upper end of the southerly side of Summer 
Street; the easterly side of Shawsheen Road from Lowell 
Street to Lincoln Street and a section on the easterly side of 
Canterbury Street; and the following sidewalks were re- 
surfaced with "Tarvia D" : the easterly side of Maple Avenue 
from the southerly side of Mrs. William Currier's property 
to Elm Street; the easterly side of School Street from Locke 
Street to the further side of the property of Mr. Jesse Bot- 
tomley and the southerly side of Abbot Street from School 
Street to the new sidewalk built last year. To build the side- 
walk on Shawsheen Road it was necessary to widen the road 
in places especially near the Cunningham property. 

On Hidden Road "Tarvia D" aprons were built at the 
driveways of the Pike School. 

The entrance of Mr. James Abbott's driveways on town 
property on Andover Street were shaped up and given an 
application of tar material. 

To provide for adequate Highway Maintenance for 
1946, we recommend an appropriation of $52,300.00 to be 
divided substantially as follows: 

Highway Maintenance 

Salaries and Wages $32,000.00 

Tarvia, Oil and Asphalt 13,000.00 

Gravel, Sand and Stone 700.00 

Scraping Roads 200.00 

Catch Basins and Drains 600.00 

Signs, Fences, Etc. 650.00 

Bridges 1,000.00 

Sidewalks 2,500.00 

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Tools, Supplies, Etc. 1,600.00 

Secretarial Services 50.00 



Total $52,300.00 

To provide for adequate Trucks, Garage and Repair 
Shop Maintenance, we recommend an appropriation of 
$9,000.00 to be divided substantially as follows: 

Trucks, Garage and Repair Shop Maintenance 

Salaries and Wages $3,000.00 

Repair Parts, Trucks and Equipment 1,600.00 

Gasoline, Oil and Antifreeze 2,500.00 

Tools and Machinery 200.00 

Supplies and Shop Maintenance 700.00 

Building Improvement 1,000.00 

Total $9,000.00 

SEWER DEPARTMENT 

The following report was received from Weston & Samp- 
son, Consulting Engineers, on January 4th, 1946: 

Board of Public Works, 
And over, Mass. 

Gentlemen: 

We submit the following report on the improvements to 
the sewerage system completed in 1945. 

Following our report in January 1945 to the Special 
Committee and subsequent conferences between vour Board, 
the Special Committee, Board of Selectmen, Finance Com- 
mittee and others, the Annual Town Meeting in March 1945 
appropriated $22,500.00 for extensions to the sewerage 
S) ^tem. On April 2, we were engaged by your Board to pre- 
pare contract plans and specifications under the appropri- 
ation for the sewer extensions. 

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Two contracts were awarded for sewers as follows: 
Servers 

Project No. 1 — Shawsheen Heights 

This project was to provide a sanitary sewerage system 
for Green Street, Princeton Avenue, Dartmouth Road, George 
Street, Yale Road and the upper end of Corbett Street at 
Shawsheen Heights. 

Surveys were begun on July 9. Plans and specifications 

were completed on August 7, and the following proposals 

were received by your Board on August 20: The proposals 

included furnishing and installing all of the materials. 

*R. Zoppo, Roslindale, Mass. $15,447.00 

N. Cibotti, Boston, Mass. 15,975.30 

John Williams, Dorchester, Mass. 18,089.10 

Louis C. Cyr, Lawrence, Mass. 18,888.00 

H. DiTullio, Hyde Park, Mass. 21,768.65 

Carmen Jiustino, Dorchester, Mass. 25,126.05 

D'Amoro Co., Boston, Mass. 31,527.74 

* Awarded contract. 

This contract w r as not signed until September 24, as it 
was decided to wait until proposals for the Elm Street Project 
were received in order to determine whether sufficient funds 
were available for both projects. Work began on October 22 
and was completed on December 15, except for resurfacing 
street pavements. 

The work comprises the following: 

8" vitrified tile sewers 3,825 ft. 

5" vitrified tile house connections 

(center of sewers to street lines) 838 ft. 

Brick manholes 21 

Rock excavation 181.5 c.y. 

The cost of this project as of December 31, 1945, was 
as follows: 

Final estimate under the contract $15,361.95 

Engineering services 500.00 



Total $15,861.95 

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Assuming 15% of the construction cost for surveys, 
plans and specifications, supervision of construction and rec- 
ord plans as originally estimated, the balance due for en- 
gineering services would be about $1,800.00, and the total 
cost for the project about $17,500.00. 

Project No. 2 — Elm Street Sewer 

The purpose of this sewer was to provide sanitary 
sewage facilities for Elm Street, including a proposed hous- 
ing development, for Pine Street and for any future houses 
between Elm Street and High Street that could be served by 
gravity. The project consists of a 10" vitrified tile gravity 
sewer about 1,900 feet in length from Elm Street westerly 
to a junction manhole and an 8" cast iron pressure pipe about 
1,600 feet in length from this manhole across High Street 
to connect with the existing cast iron sewage siphon on En- 
more Street. The sewage will flow by gravity to the outfall 
sewer leading to the Merrimack River, and will not require 
pumping. 

Surveys were begun on August 1. Plans and specifica- 
tions were completed on September 7, and the following 
proposals were received by your Board on September 17: 
The proposals included furnishing and installing all of the 
materials. 

^Central Construction Co., Lawrence, Mass. $10,974.50 

R.'Zoppo, Roslindale, Mass. 17,645.90 

John Williams, Dorchester, Mass. 17,747.50 

Carmen Jiustino, Dorchester, Mass. 22,169.30 

^Awarded contract. 

This contract was signed on September 24 after 
$6,500.00 had been transferred from the town reserve fund 
to augment the $22,500.00 appropriated at the Annual Town 
Meeting. Work began on November 7 and on December 31 
was about 80S completed. About 700 feet of 10" tile sewer 
remained to be installed. It is expected that the contract will 
be finished on or about February 1. 

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The estimated items of work are as follows: 

10" vitrified tile sewer 1,900 ft. 
10" cast iron sewer 32 ft. 

8" cast iron sewer 1,600 ft. 
Brick manholes 9 

Rock excavation 200 c.y. 

The value of the work completed as of December 31 
was $8,003.00. It is probable that the total cost, including 
an allowance for engineering services, will be $13,000.00. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Weston & Sampson 

To provide for adequate Sewer Maintenance and Con- 
struction, we recommend an appropriation of $5,800.00 to 
be divided substantially as follows: 

Sewer Maintenance and Construction 
Salaries and Wages $2,800.00 

Power and Light 2,300.00 

Sewer Pipe, Tools, Etc. 500.00 

Maintenance of Building Equipment 

and Cleaning Pipe 200.00 



Total $5,800.00 

Sewer Mains 97,185 ft. 
Cost to Abutters $160,336.00 

Cost to Town 401,582.00 January 1, 1946 



PARK DEPARTMENT 

The work of cleaning the parks started March 27th and 
the rolling of the baseball and football areas w T as done by a 
heavy roller loaned to the town by Phillips Academy. 

A water pipe was installed from the barn belonging to 
Mr. Andrew Basso on Whittier Street to the baseball bleachers- 

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The cannon on the park was painted and also two spokes 
and felloes were replaced. 

The southerly section of the football bleachers was re- 
built by Mr. Fred W. Doyle, local contractor. 

The installation of the fence at the West Parish School 
playground was completed. 

To provide for adequate Park Maintenance for 1945, 
we recommend an appropriation of $4,600.00 to be divided 
substantially as follow-: 



Park Maintenance 



Labor 

Lawn Mower Repair 

Seed. Fertilizer, Loam and Tools 

Basso Agreement 

Maintenance A. V. I. S. Plots 

Total 



$3,500.00 
200.00 
500.00 
100.00 
300.00 

$4,600.00 



COMPARATIVE STATISTICS AS OF JANUARY 1. 1945 









Cost per Million Gals. 








Net Cost 










Miles 


Tear 


of 


Cost of 


by total 


by cost 


Gallons 


of 
Main 
Pipe 




Mainten- 


Pumping 


Mainten- 


of 


Pumped 




ance 




ance 


Pumping 




1937 


28,358.32 


♦15,113.06 


71.04 


♦37.86 


399,170,000 


76.58 


1938 


28,371.42 


♦14,429.22 


75.45 


♦38.37 


376,011,000 


77.14 


1939 


27,830.64 


♦14,640.99 


63.87 


*33.60 


435,725,000 


78.78 


1940 


27,799.18 


♦15,256.13 


67.04 


♦36.79 


414,653,000 


79.89 


1941 


27,796.08 


♦17,494.91 


56.81 


♦35.76 


489,287,000 


80.63 


1942 


30,859.93 


♦18,211.08 


74.13 


♦43.75 


416,314,00u 


80.77 


1943 


33,418.32 


♦19,387.57 


85.53 


♦49.62 


390,688,000 


80.77 


1944 


38,043.35 


♦20,658.91 


89.48 


♦48.59 


425,152,000 


80.77 


1945 


43,148.15 


♦21,916.43 


1 106.30 


♦53.99 


405,883,000 


1 84.90 



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LIGHTING COMMITTEE 

The following are the changes made in the Andover 
Street lighting during 1945. 

The new 100 candlepower overhead type lights have 
been installed as follows: 

Location Pole Number 

Railroad Street 3463 

Railroad Street 3469 

Central Street 1248 
Lowell Street 557 

Chestnut Street 1566. 

Chestnut Street 1569 

Tewksbury Street 2757 

Tewksbury Street 2760 

Tewksbury Street 2764 

Tewksbury Street 2768 

In addition, the following miscellaneous changes have 
been made: On Lowell Street near Shawsheen Square, one 
100 candlepower overhead type light installed on Pole No. 
452, and one 100 candlepower underground light No. 3661 
removed. This work was done on April 6. On School Street 
Poles 1269 and 1274, two 100 candlepower overhead type 
lights changed to 250 candlepower w r ith the brackets raised 
and extended. 

There are requests on order for several new lights on 
Lowell Street, River Road, Salem Street and Andover Street. 
These installations will be made just as soon as the material 
is available. 

To provide for adequate lighting for 1946, we recom- 
mend an appropriation of $20,000.00. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Charles T. Gilliard, Superintendent 

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TOWN WARRANT 



and 



Recommendations 



of the 



Finance Committee 



1946 



1946 Town Warrant 

and 

RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE 

FINANCE COMMITTEE 



To either of the Constables of the Town of Andover, 

Greeting: 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby 
required to notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who 
are qualified to vote in Elections and Town Affairs to meet 
and assemble at the designated polling places in Precincts 
One, Two, Three, Four, Five and Six, viz: The Central Fire 
Station in Precinct One; the Square and Compass Hall in 
Precinct Two ; the Administration Building, Balmoral Street, 
Shawsheen Village, in Precinct Three; the Andover Grange 
Hall in Precinct Four; the Old School House, Ballardvale, 
in Precinct Five; and the Peabody House, Phillips Street, 
in Precinct Six, in said Andover, on Monday, the Fourth Day 
of March, 1946, at 7:00 o'clock a. m., to act upon the follow- 
ing articles: 

Article 1. To elect a moderator for one year, a Col- 
lector of Taxes for three years, a Selectman for three years, 
an Assessor for three years, two members of the Board of 
Public Works for three years, a member of the Board of 
Health for three years, a member of the Board of Health for 
two years to fill a vacancy, three members of the School 
Committee for three years, a member of the School Committee 
for two years to fill a vacancy, a member of the Planning 
Board for five years, a Trustee of Memorial Hall Library for 
seven year-, a Trustee of Memorial Hall Library for one 

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year to fill a vacancy, a Trustee of Memorial Hall Library 
for three years to fill a vacancy, five trustees of the Punchard 
Free School for three years, three Constables for one year, 
and all town officers required by law to be elected by ballot. 

All the above candidates to be voted for on one ballot. 
The polls will be open from 7:00 o'clock a. m. to 7:00 o'clock 
p. M. 

After final action on the preceding Article One. the said 
meeting shall stand adjourned by virtue of Section 20. Chap- 
ter 39 of the General Laws, to Monday, March 11th at 7:00 
o'clock p. m. at the Memorial Auditorium, then and there 
to act upon the following articles, namely: 

Article 2. To elect all other officers not required by 
law to be elected by ballot. 

Article 3. To establish the salary of elected Town 
Officers for the ensuing year. 

Article 4. To determine what sums of money shall 
be appropriated for the following purposes: 

Appropriations for the Assessors. Board of Selectmen 
and all Departments under their control. 

Recommended 
Appropriated by Finance Com. 

1945 1946 

American Legion 600.00 600.00 

Veterans of Foreign Wars 600.00 600.00 

Armistice Day 150.00 150.00 

Memorial Dav 950.00 950.00 

Aid to Dependent Children 8.000.00 8.000.00 

Soldiers" Benefits 7.000.00 9.500.00 

Old Age Assistance 41.000.00 55.000.00 

Public Welfare 10.000.00 10.500.00 

Retirement Fund 18.413.57 20.000.00 

Damages to Persons & Property 500.00 500.00 

Elections and Registrations 2.535.00 4.500.00 



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Civilian Defense 


1,200.00 


250.00 


Rationing 


400.00 




State Guard 


250.00 


250.00 


Insurance 


10,000.00 


11,000.00 


Essex Tuberculosis Hospital 


10,187.04 


10,129.90 


Clam Purification Plant 






Pomps Pond 


2,200.00 


2,200.00 


Public Dump 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


Printing Town Report 


966.00 


961.00 


Selectmen 


2,345.00 


2,320.00 


Treasurer 


3,300.00 


3,140.00 


Collector of Taxes 


5,237.75 


5,226.00 


Accountant 


3,193.00 


3,489.00 


Assessors 


5,346.00 


5,548.00 


Town Clerk 


3,263.00 


3,352.00 


Moderator 


10.00 


10.00 


Town Counsel 


750.00 


750.00 


Finance Committee 


20.00 


20.00 


Planning Board and Survey 


200.00 


200.00 


Dog Officer 


225.00 


225.00 


Animal Inspector 


350.00 


350.00 


Building Inspector 


525.00 


525.00 


Town Scales 


175.00 


175.00 


Inspector of Wires 


425.00 


425.00 


Sealer of Weights & Measures 


450.00 


450.00 


Municipal Buildings 


5,170.00 


5,280.00 


-Infirmary 


11,000.00 


9,500.00 


Moth Suppression 


5.400.00 


5,830.00 


Police Department 


33,287.66 


35,044.00 


Fire Department 


38,880.00 


47.043.00 


Brush Fires 


1,925.00 


1,925.00 


Interest 


5.823.75 


5.716.25 


Retirement of Bonds 


26.000.00 


41.000.00 


Perambulation of Bounds 


100.00 




State Census 


900.00 





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Other Departments 

Tree Warden 5,600.00 6,380.00 

Board of Health 4,689.00 4,704.00 

Care of TB Patients 6,000.00 5,000.00 

Trustees of Memorial Library 21,605.00 19,716.00 

Plus Dog Tax 

Spring Grove Cemetery 9,470.00 12,734.60 

School Committee 205,940.50 209,978.00 

Playground Committee 2,644.00 3,344.00 

Departments under control of *the Board of Public Works 

Highway Maintenance 49,850.00 48,800.00 
Water Construction Maintenance 

43,100.00 43,000.00 

Parks 4,600.00 4,600.00 

Sewer 5,800.00 5,800.00 

Snow Removal and Sanding 30,650.00 25,000.00 

Trucks, Garage & Repair Shop 8,000.00 9,000.00 

Street Lighting 20,000.00 20,000.00 

Article 5. To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds in the treasury, 
or raise by issuance of bonds or notes, the sum of $150,000 
for the purpose of extending or improving the w T ater system 
of the Town of Andover in accordance with plans of Weston 
& Sampson, Engineers, all work to be done under the super- 
vision of the Board of Public Works; and no work to be 
started until approved by a majority vote of each of the 
following boards: The Board of Public Works, The Board of 
Selectmen and the Finance Committee. 

( Approved) 

Article 6. To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from available funds in the treasury, 
or raise by issuance of bonds or notes, the sum of $35,000 
for the purpose of extending or improving the sewer system 
of the Town of Andover in accordance with plans of Weston 
& Sampson, Engineers, all work to be done under the super- 
vision of the Board of Public Works; and no work to be 

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started until approved by a majority vote of each of the 
following boards: The Board of Public Works, The Board of 
Selectmen and the Finance Committee. 

(Approved) 

Article 7. To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) 
to be expended under the direction of the committee of fifteen 
appointed by the moderator, for the proper observance of the 
300th Anniversary of the incorporation of the town. 

(Approved) 

Article 8. To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) 
for research work preparatory to writing and publishing a 
history of the town of Andover up to and including World 
War II. 

(Approved) 

Article 9. To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of eighteen hundred dollars ($1,800.00) 
to cover the cost of Frequency Modulation Radio telephone 
equipment in the Fire Department, to comply with the State 
Department of Conservation's rules and regulations, on the 
petition of the Forest Warden. 

(Approved) 

Article 10. To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000.00) 
to cover the purchase of an ambulance for use in the Fire 
Department. 

(Approved) 

Article 11. To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of thirteen hundred fifty dollars 

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($1,350.00) to cover the purchase price of an automobile 
for use by the chief of the Fire Department. 

(Approved) 

Article 12. To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) 
to be expended to repair the floor of the Fire Station in 
Ballardvale. 

(Approved) 

Article 13. To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of nine thousand dollars ($9,000.00) 
to continue the enclosing of Rogers Brook, on petition of the 
Board of Public Works. 

(Disapproved — Condition not serious enough for im- 
mediate attention) 

Article 14. To see if the town will authorize the 
Board of Public Works to renew and paint one-half of the 
existing football bleachers at the Central Playstead and 
appropriate the sum of two thousand ($2,000.00) dollars 
therefor, on the petition of the Board of Public Works. 

(Approved) 

Article 15. To see if the town will authorize the 
Board of Public Works to construct two (2) new bleacher 
sections to be erected adjacent to the existing football 
bleachers at the Central Playstead and appropriate the sum 
of five thousand ($5,000.00) dollars therefor on the petition 
of the Board of Public Works. 

(Disapproved — An unwarranted expenditure at this 
time) 

Article 16. To see if the town will authorize the 
Board of Public Works to build new sidewalks and ap- 

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propriate the sum of five thousand ($5,000.00) dollars 
therefor, at the discretion of and on the petition of the Board 
of Public Works. 

(Approved) 

Article 17. To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from unappropriated available funds 
in the treasury, a sum of money for Chapter 90 Highway 
Maintenance or take any action in relation thereto. 

(No action) 

Article 18. To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of fifteen hundred ($1,500.00) dollars 
to build a tool shed at the Central Playstead on petition of 
the Board of Public Works. 

(Approved) 

Article 19. To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of five thousand ($5,000.00) dollars 
for the purpose of removing snow from private ways within 
the Town open to public use on petition of the Board of Pub- 
lic Works. 

(Disapproved— Impractical to confine to reasonable 
limits) , 

Article 20. To see if the town will authorize the 
Board of Public Works to purchase a light truck for the Water 
Department and appropriate the sum of eleven hundred 
($1,100.00) dollars therefor, on petition of the Board -of 
Public Works. 

(Approved— Provided Board of Public Works disposes 
of 1938 Ford Truck) 

Article 21. To see if the town will authorize the 
Board of Public Works to purchase a motor-driven street 

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sweeper with equipment and appropriate the sum of five 
thousand ($5,000.00) dollars therefor, on petition of the 
Board of Public Works. 

(Approved) 

Article 22. To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of eighteen thousand ($18,000.00) 
dollars for the municipal collection of garbage for one year 
and the purchase of two (2) trucks, with enclosed bodies, 
to be used for the collection of garbage under direction of 
the Board of Public Works, on petition of the Board of Health. 

(Disapproved — Unwarranted expenditure for this 
service) 

Article 23. To see if the town will authorize the 
Board of Public ^v orks to purchase two (2) dump trucks 
and appropriate the sum of eight thousand ($8,000.00) 
dollars therefor, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

(Disapproved — Contingent on disapproving preceding 
article) 

Article 24. To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of fourteen hundred and eighty-five 
($1,485.00) dollars for the purchase of a roadside tractor 
mower for use in the Tree Department, on petition of George 
H. Abbott and others. 

(Approved) 

Article 25. To see if the town will vote to purchase for 
use in the Moth Department, a modern power spraying 
machine with equipment, rated at thirty to thirty-five gallons 
a minute capacity, with a three hundred tank ; and appropri- 
ate twelve hundred and fifty ($1,250.00) dollars therefor, 
together with any sum received from an old Bean sprayer 
traded in. 

(Approved) 

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Article 26. To see if the town will vote to authorize 
the School Committee to continue to maintain State-aided 
vocational education in accordance with the provisions of 
Chapter 74, General Laws, and Acts amendatory thereto, or 
dependent thereon, and further raise and appropriate the 
sum of nine hundred ($900.00) therefor. 

(Approved) 

Article 27. To see if the town will vote to authorize 
the School Committee to establish and maintain four kinder- 
garten grades in the Andover Schools and further raise and 
appropriate the sum of thirty-two hundred ($3,200.00) 
therefor. 

(Approved) 

Article 28. To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of nine thousand and twenty dollars 
( $9,020.00) to be expended under the direction of the School 
Committee for the purpose of installing new equipment, re- 
pairing old equipment, and doing all other work in the heat- 
ing system of the school buildings at the central plant in 
accordance with the survey by Mr. C. C. Waterman, con- 
sulting engineer, on petition of the School Committee. 

(Approved) 

Article 29. To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of six hundred ($600.00) dollars for 
the purchase of a new power lawn mower for the school 
department on petition of the School Committee. 

(Approved) 

Article 30. To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of two hundred twenty- five ($225.00) 
dollars for the purchase of a 600 watt generator to operate 

219 



power equipment on the petition of the Trustees of Spring 
Grove Cemetery. 

(Approved) 

Article 31. To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of fifteen hundred ($1,500.00) dollars 
for the purchase of a 1946 Ford 1J^ ton chassis and cab to 
replace one 1934 truck, on petition of the Trustees of Spring 
Grove Cemetery. 

(Approved) 

Article 32. To see if the town will vote to sell certain 
parcels of land of low value, acquired by deed of the Col- 
lector of Taxes, recorded at the North Essex Registry of 
Deeds, Book 672, pages 14 and 15, and Book 680, page 449, 
on petition of Thaxter Eaton, Treasurer. 

(No action) 

Article 33. To see if the town will vote to sell for an 
amount at least equal to accrued taxes, interest and expenses, 
the following property acquired by tax taking: A certain 
parcel of land situated in that portion of Andover known as 
West Parish in the County of Essex and Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, bounded: Situated on easterly and northerly 
sides of road leading from house occupied by William 
Bailey, now or formerly, to High Plain, supposed to contain 
about forty six acres and bounded as follows: Westerly and 
southerly by the road and runs to land of Joseph Shattuck, 
now or formerly, thence by said last mentioned bound to 
land of Jonathan Abbott and by land of said Abbott and of 
David Abbott, now or formerly, to land of William Bailey 
now or formerly, thence by last mentioned land to the road 
as the fence now stands ; and to authorize the Board of Select- 
men to execute a deed in behalf of the Town in pursuance of 
this article. 

(No action) 

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Article 34. To see if the town will vote to accept the 
sum of $5,022.50 received in 1945 for the perpetual care of 
lots in Spring Grove Cemetery, on petition of Thaxter Eaton, 
Treasurer. 

(No action) 

Article 35. To see if the town will vote to consolidate 
Pomp's Pond and Playground and other forms of recreation 
sponsored by the town into one department, this to be known 
as the Committee on Recreation, and said Committee of not 
more than five to be appointed by the Selectmen, on petition 
of the survey committee on recreation. 

(No action) 

Article 36. To see if the town will vote to authorize 
the Selectmen to appoint a committee of five to investigate 
the swimming facilities of the town of Andover and to report 
at the next annual town meeting, on the petition of the survey 
committee on recreation. 

(No action) 

Article 37. To see if the town of Andover will vote 
to raise and appropriate the sum of four hundred and fifty 
dollars ($450.00) to be used for a supervised winter recre- 
ation program at Hussey's Pond in Shawsheen Village. The 
above mentioned sum of money to be disbursed under the 
jurisdiction of Playground Committee. 

(Approved) 

Article 38. To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars 
for the purpose of having the National Recreation Associ- 
ation of New York City make a survey of Andover' s program 
and facilities of recreation with a view to setting up a long- 

221 



range recreational plan, on the petition of Frank E. Dunn, 
and others. 

(Disapproved — Not recommended by Recreation Sur- 
vey Committee) 

Article 39. To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $500.00 for the purpose of providing 
ice-skating program and facilities, on petition of Frank E. 
Dunn, and others. 

(No action — This article not in proper form) 

Article 40. To see if the town will vote to accept 
Chapter 48 as amended by Section 58A of the acts of 1941 
as pertaining to the hours of permanent firemen, and act on 
anything relating thereto, on petition of William G. Courts, 
and others. 

(No action) 

Article 41. To see if the town will authorize the 
Board of Public Works to extend the water main from the 
corner of Haggetts Pond Road and Bailey Road along Bailey 
Road a distance of twenty-nine hundred feet and appropriate 
the sum of fifteen thousand nine hundred and fifty 
( $15,950.00) dollars therefor, on petition of George E. Flint, 
and others. 

(Disapproved — Explained in summary) 

Article 42. To see if the town will authorize the 
Board of Public Works to extend the water main from the 
corner of High Plain Road and Beacon Street along Beacon 
Street a distance of nine hundred and sixty (960) feet in a 
northerly direction and appropriate the sum of five thousand 
five hundred ($5,500.00) dollars therefor, on petition of 
Carl H. Stevens, and others. 

(Approved for $2500— Provided Board of Public 
Works and Selectmen are satisfied that two houses are being 
constructed) 

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Article 43. To see if the town will authorize the 
Board of Public Works to extend the water main from the 
dead end on Blanchard Street near the corner of Osgood 
Street along Bianchard Street a distance of thirty-three hun- 
dred feet and appropriate the sum of fifteen thousand three 
hundred and eighty ($15,380.00) dollars therefor, on pe- 
tition of James J. Sullivan, and others. 

(Disapproved — Explained in summary) 

Article 44, To see if the town will authorize the 
Board of Public Works to extend the water main from the 
dead end on Ballardvale Road near the property of Mr. 
Charles Wait along Ballardvale Road a distance of 225 feet 
and appropriate the sum of eighteen hundred ($1,800.00) 
dollars therefor, on petition of John B. Cecill, Jr., and others. 

(Approved) 

Article 45. To see if the town will authorize the 
Board of Public Works to extend the water main from the 
dead end on Gould Road near the State Police Barracks along 
Gould Road a distance of thirty-three hundred feet and 
appropriate the sum of fifteen thousand three hundred and 
eighty ($15,380.00) dollars therefor, on petition of Kenneth 
H. Thompson, and others. 

(Disapproved — Explained in summary) 

Article 46. To see if the town will authorize the 
Board of Public Works to extend the water main from the 
corner of Salem Street along Vine Street a distance of four 
hundred feet and appropriate the sum of three thousand five 
hundred ($3,500.00) dollars therefor, on petition of Robert 
V. Deyermond, II, and others. 

(Approved for $1 ,800.00— Provided Board of Public 
rks and Selectmen are >atisfied house i< constructed) 

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Article 47. To see if the town will authorize the 
Board of Public Works to extend the water main from the 
dead end on Spring Grove Road near the property of Mr. 
George B. Home along Spring Grove Road a distance of 
four hundred feet and appropriate the sum of two thousand 
($2,000.00) dollars therefor, on petition of Mr. Henry G. 
Tyer, and others. (If the cost of this job exceeds the above 
amount, I, Henry G. Tyer, will pay the difference, provided 
I go ahead with the construction of a house to be served by 
this extension.) 

(Approved for $1,250.00— Provided Board of Public 
Works and Selectmen are satisfied house is constructed) 

Article 48. To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of six thousand ($6,000.00) dollars to 
extend the existing 8" sewer on Haverhill Street from its 
present termination, to a point about 1760' easterly on Haver- 
hill Street, ending the said extension at the Town Boundary 
Line, on the petition of Samuel P. Hulme, and others. 

(Approved — Construction not to start until approval 
by Board of Public Works and Selectmen) 

Article 49. To see if the town will authorize the 
Board of Public Works to extend the water main from the 
dead end on Tewksbury Street a distance of eight hundred 
and ninety-eight feet to the property of Mr. Frank A. Davis 
and appropriate the sum of $3,400.00 therefor on petition 
of Charles G. Proulx and others. 

(Disapproved — Explained in summary) 

Article 50. To see if the town will authorize the 
Board of Public Works to extend the water main from the 
existing dead end on Virginia Road to the end of the accepted 
street and appropriate the sum of six hundred ($600.00) 
dollars therefor, on petition of Carl H. Steven*, and others. 

(Approved — Provided Board of Public Works and 
Selectmen are satisfied house is constructed) 

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Article 51. To see if the town will vote to accept a 
deed without consideration of a certain parcel of land de- 
scribed as follows: Easterly by the Shawsheen River; South- 
erly by Haverhill Street; Westerly by Riverina Road; and 
Northerly by Lot "B" on plan entitled: "Plan 'E' showing 
property owned by Textile Realty Company, Shawsheen Vil- 
lage, Andover, Mass., June, 1932, John Franklin C.E.," 
recorded with North Essex Registry of Deeds as Plan No. 
880, on petition of Phillip A. Costello, and others. 

(Disapproved — Because land is of no use to Town) 

Article 52. To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $3,000.00 to repair the fence on the 
west bank of the Shawsheen River between Haverhill Street 
and Lot "B" on plan entitled: "Plan 'E' showing property 
owned by the Textile Realty Company." This fence was par- 
tially destroyed by the hurricane and flood of a few years 
ago. The appropriation to repair the fence is requested in 
the interests of public safety, on petition of Phillip A. Cos- 
tello, and others. 

(Disapproved — Privately owned property and in our 
opinion should remain so) 

Article 53. To see if the town will allow the Board 
of Public Works to put in a sidewalk from the intersection 
of High Street and Burnham Road, on the west side of Burn- 
ham Road to the intersection of Dufton Road and Burnham 
Road; then along the west side of Dufton Road to property 
owned and occupied by Robert Lynch. Also extend sidewalk 
at the east end of Enmore Street to intersection of Dufton 
Road and Enmore Street, on petition of George C. H. Dufton, 
and others. 

( No action) 

Article 54. To see if the town will authorize the 
Board of Public Works to have a street light installed on 
Sweeney Court, on petition of David A. Forbes, and others. 

(No action) 

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Article 55. To see if the town will authorize the 
Board of Public Works to install a sewer main in William 
Street from the existing dead end opposite the property of 
Nicholas Grieco to the west end of said street as presently 
accepted, a distance of about 600 feet, and appropriate the 
sum of $1,650.00 therefor, and authorize the assessing of 
betterment taxes against the owners of the abutting property, 
on petition of Nicholas Grieco, and others. 

(Approved) 

Article 56. To see if the towTi will authorize the 
Board of Public Works to install a water main in William 
Street from the existing dead end opposite the property of 
Nicholas Grieco to the west end of said street as presently 
accepted, a distance of about 600 feet, and appropriate the 
sum of $1,950.00 therefor, on petition of Nicholas Grieco, 
and others. 

( Approved) 

Article 57. To see if the town will authorize the 
Board of Public Works to surface the unimproved portion of 
William Street as presently accepted, a distance of about 
425 feet, with gravel and appropriate the sum of $675.00 
therefor, on petition of Nicholas Grieco, and others. 

(Disapproved — Recommend same should be taken care 
of from General Appropriations) 

Article 58. To see if the town will vote to reimburse 
Nicholas Grieco for the expenses incurred by him. with the 
approval of the Board of Public Works, in grading the un- 
improved portion of William Street as presently accepted, a 
distance of about 425 feet, and appropriate the sum of 
$1,743.00 therefor, on petition of Nicholas Grieco. and others. 

(Approved — Recommend that in the future money 
should be appropriated for work of this nature before ex- 
penditure is made) 

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Article 59. To see if the town will vote that the 
following By-Law be adopted: Article XI — In the event that 
an elected Town Officer, receiving more than one thousand 
dollars yearly, accepts other employment; or absents him- 
self unreasonably during the usual hours for the transaction 
of town business, the Board of Selectmen after investigation 
and public hearing shall declare the office vacant and appoint 
an interim officer at the established salary scale for the 
position, to serve until the next regular or special Town Meet- 
ing, on petition of John F. O'Connell, and others. 

(No action) 

Article 60. To see if the town will vote to accept 
Chapter 131 of the Acts of 1945, authorizing the removal 
of Call Firemen from Civil Service regulations. 

(No action) 

Article 61. To determine what disposition shall be 
made of unexpended appropriations and free cash in the 
treasury. 

(No action) 

Article 62. To act upon the report of the Town 
Officers. 

(No action) 

Article 63. To transact any other business that may 
legally come before the meeting. 

(No action) 

We disapproved articles 41, 43, 45, 49 because the 
expense involved is out of proportion to benefits derived. 

The Library budget was approved on the basis of present 
hours of operation. We are of the opinion that substantial 

227 



savings can be made in the reduction of hours of operation 
without seriously affecting the service to the town. 

The total amount of money approved for the regular 
departments and special articles reaches $989,363.75, or 
about $110,000.00 more than last year. 

Departmental budgets are subject to increase by any 
vote at town meetings, increasing wages or salaries. 

We are unable at this date, February 10, 1946, to make 
any estimate of the tax rate, but we are informed that for 
1946 at least, outside receipts and expenditures will remain 
about the same as in 1945, and it is therefore evident that 
the tax rate will increase six or perhaps seven dollars with- 
out any wage or salary increases, provided the Water and 
Sewer extensions are financed on the same basis as last year. 

Tax Rate 1938 $29.00 Tax Rate 1942 $29.00 

Tax Rate 1939 30.00 Tax Rate 1943 28.00 

Tax Rate 1940 30.00 Tax Rate 1944 29.00 

Tax Rate 1941 29.00 Tax Rate 1945 29.00 

Harvey G. Turner, Chairman 
Ralph C. Woodcock, Secretary 
Hugh Bullock 
George H. Stanley 
Louis S. Finger 
Ellsworth S. Lewis 
Wallace E. Brimer 



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TOWN OF 

ANDOVER 

MASSACHUSETTS 




ANNUAL REPORT 

of the 

TOWN OFFICERS 



For the Fiscal Year Ending 
DECEMBER 31, 1946 



INDEX 



PAGE 

Accounting Taxes and Assessments 7 1 
Aid to Dependent Children 54 

American Legion Quarters 63 

Andover Post 2128 V.F.W. 63 

Animal Inspector 43 

Appropriations for 1946 38 

Armistice Day 64 

Assessments and Receipts (B.P.W.) 73 
Assessors 41, 92 

. Motor Vehicle Excise Tax 73, 90 
Municipal Properties and Public 
Improvements 94 



Balance Sheet 
Board of Appeals. 
Board of Health 
Board of Public Welfare 

Aid to Dependent Children 

Infirmary 

Old Age Assistance 

Veterans' Services 
Board of Public Works 

Accounts Receivable 

Assessments and Receipts 

Highways 

Sewers 

Snow Removal and Sanding 

Water Maint. and Construction 



84 

96 

49, 117 

54, 108 

54 

112 

55 

109 

137 

76 

73' 

52 

51 

53 

65 



56, 



57, 



Bonds, Redemption of See Town Debt 
Building Inspector 47, 119 

Cemetery Funds 78 

Civilian Defense 44 

Damages to Persons and Property 63 
Departmental Accounts Receivable 75 
Dog Officer 43 

Election and Registration 43 

Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital 50 

Excess and Deficiency Account 76 

Expenditures for 1946 40 



Finance Committee 


42 


Finance Committee Recom- 




mendations 


151 


Fire Department 


45, 113 


Forest Fires 


49 



60, 



48 



General Government 
Election and Registration 
Municipal Buildings 
Town Officers 

Highways 

Insurance 
Interest 

Jury List 

Memorial Day 
Memorial Hall Library 

Library Statistics 

Report of Librarian 

Trustees 
Milk Inspector 
Moderator 
Moth Suppression 
Moth Assessments 
Motor Vehicles Excise Tax 
Municipal Buildings 
Municipal Properties and Public 

Improvements 

Old Age Assistance 
Overlay 



Parks and Playgrounds 60 

Planning Board 43, 95 

Playground Committee 61, 101 

Police Department 45, 114 

Pomps Pond Bathing Beach 61, 103 

Printing Town Reports 64 

Public Dump 51 

Receipts for 1946 38 

Reserve Fund 70 

Retirement Report 106 

*School Department 58 
Sealer of Weights and Measures 47, 125 

Selectmen 40 

Sewers 5 1 

Assessments 73 

Snow Removal and Sanding . 53 

Spring Grove Cemetery 69, 124 

*Also see School Report 



43 
44 

4 

52 

63 
69 

127 

64 
131 
136 
132 
131 
118 

42 
122 

73 
73, 90 

44 

94 

55 
74 



State Guard 
Street Lighting 



PAGE 

46 
54 



Tax Collector 41, 90 

Summary of Tax Collector's Cash 

Account 91 

Tax Title Account 7 2 

Three Hundredth Anniversary 44, 99 

Town Accountant 37, 40 

A ccounting Taxes and A ssessments 

71 
Appropriations for 1946 38 

Balance Sheet 84 

Board of Public Works Accounts 

Receivable 76 

Departmental A ccounts Receivable 7 5 
Excess and Deficiency Account 76 
Expenditures for 1946 40 

John Cornell Fund 77 

Maturing Debt 70 

Overlay 74 

Receipts for 1946 38 

Reserve Fund 70 

Town Debt 83 



PAGE 

* Trustees of Punchard Free School 80 

Water Accounts Receivable . 76 

Town Clerk 36, 42 

Town Counsel 42 

Town Debt 83 

Town Infirmary 56, 112 
Town Meetings 

Proceedings 14 

Warrants 9, 151 

Town Officers 4 

Town Scales 64 

Treasurer 40, 89 

Tree Warden 48, 120 

Trust Funds 79 
*Trustees of Punchard Free School 80 



Veterans' Services 
Vital Statistics 



57, 109 
36 



Water Accounts Receivable 76 

Water and Sewerage Investigation 97 

Water Maint. and Construction 65 

Wire Inspector 47, 126 

*Also see School Report 



Town Officers 

ELECTED AND APPOINTED 



Moderator . 
Frank E. Dunn 

Board of Selectmen and Public Welfare 
Roy E. Hardy, Chairman Term expires 1948 

J. Everett Collins, Secretary Term expires 1947 

Howell F. Shepard Term expires 1949 

George H. Winslow, Clerk 
Arthur W. Cole, Agent, Bureau, Old Age Assistance, Welfare 

Board 
Francis P. Mar key, Veterans' Affairs Agent 



Board of Assessors 
Roy E. Hardy, Chairman 
J. Everett Collins 
Howell F. Shepard 



Term expires 1948 
Term expires 1947 
Term expires 1949 



George H. Winslow 



James P. Christie 



Town Clerk 



Collector of Taxes 



Treasurer 



Thaxter Eaton 

Town Accountant 
George C. Napier 



Term expires 1948 
Term expires 1949 

Term expires 1947 

Town Counsel 
Walter C. Tomlinson 



Board of Retirement 
George C. Napier, Chairman Term expires 1949 

Edmond E. Hammond Term expires 1949 

George H. Winslow, Secretary 



Board of Public Works 



Sidney P. White, Chairman 

Fred W. Doyle 

Edward A. Doyle 

John H. Kelly 

Sanborn A. Caldwell, Secretary 

Charles T. Gilliard, Town Engineer 

Edward R. Lawson, Superintendent 



Term expires 1947 
Term expires 1948 
Term expires 1949 
Term expires 1949 
Term expires 1949 



School Committee 




Dorothy T. Partridge 


Term expires 1947 


Katharine A. Baldwin 


Term expires 1947 


Gordon M. Thompson 


Term expires 1947 


Arthur R. Lewis, Chairman 


Term expires 1948 


Gordon C. Colquhoun 


Term expires 1948 


Barbara A. Loomer 


Term expires 1948 


William A. Doherty, Secretary 


Term expires 1949 


John S. Moses 


Term expires 1949 


Malcolm B. McTernen 


Term expires 1949 


Kenneth L. Sherman, Superintendent 





Attendance Officer 
John Campbell 



School Physician 
Philip W. Blake, M.D. 



Athletic Medical Director 
Harry C. East, M.D. 



School Nurse 
Ruth E. Westcott, R.N. 



Director, Continuation School 
Carl M. Gahan 



Board of Health 
Percy J. Look, M.D., Chairman 
William V. Emmons 
Charles O. McCullom 

Lotta M. Johnson, R.N., Nurse and Agent 
Alfred C. Stacey, B.T.C., Milk Inspector 



Term expires 1949 
Term expires 1947 
Term expires 1948 



Inspector of Slaughtering 
Ray S. You mans 

5 



Inspector of Buildings Inspector of Plumbing 

Edward R. Lawson Alexander Thomson 

Planning Board and Board of Survey 
Sidney P. White, Chairman Term expires 1947 

Leon A. Field Term expires 1948 

Walter Tomlinson Term expires 1949 

Frederick E. Cheever Term expires 1950 

Kirk R. Batcheller Term expires 1951 

Inspector of Wires Sealer of Weights & Measures 
William J. Young Lewis N. Mears 

George W. Baker, Deputy W T ilson Crawford, Deputy 

Inspector of Animals 
Hartwell B. Abbot 

Trustees of Memorial Hall Library 

Winsor Gale, Chairman Term expires 1948 

Arthur W. Reynolds, Treasurer Term expires 1950 

William N. Perry, Secretary Term expires 1947 

Caroline P. Leavitt Term expires 1949 

Henry G. Tyer Term expires 1951 

Leo F. Daley Term expires 1952 

Alan R. Blackmer Term expires 1953 
Miriam Putnam, Librarian 

Trustees of Punchard Free School 
Rev. Frederick B. Noss, President 
Rev. John S. Moses 
Rev. Leslie J. Adkins 

Edmond E. Hammond, Clerk and Treasurer Term expires 1949 

William A. Trow Term expires 1949 

Roy E. Hardy Term expires 1949 

Henry G. Tyer Term expires 1949 

Charles C. Kimball Term expires 1949 

Trustees of Cornell Fund 

Edward P. Hall Term expires 1947 

Arthur W. Cole Term expires 1948 

Frederick E. Cheever, Treasurer Term expires 1949 

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Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery 



Frank R. Petty, Chairman 
Malcolm E. Lundgren 
*Fred G. Cheney 
Clifford E. Marshall 
Frederick E. Cheever 
Jesse E. West, Superintendent 



Term expires 1948 
Term expires 1947 
Term expires 1948 
Term expires 1949 
Term expires 1949 



Board of Registrars 
Ralph A. Bailey, Chairman Term expires 1948 

John W. Stark Term expires 1947 

Eugene A. Zalla Term expires 1949 

George H. Winslow, Clerk 



Finance Committee 
Arthur Sweeney, Chairman 
Stanley F. Swanton, Secretary 
Victor Mill, Jr. 
Dr. Harry V. Byrne 



Hugh Bullock 

Louis S. Finger 

Ellsworth H. Lewis 



Recreation Committee 

(including Pomp's Pond) 
Stafford A. Lindsay, Chairman Alan F. Dunlop 

George A. Stanley, Jr. Frank McBride 

Edward J. Lefebvre 

Superintendent of Moth Department 

Appointed Annually 



George R. Abbott 
George R. Abbott 



Tree Warden 



Board of Appeals 
James S. Eastham, Chairman 
Roy E. Hardy, Secretary 
Edward P. Hall 

Walter C. Tomlinson, Associate Member 
Leon A. Field, Associate Member 



Term expires 1947 

Term expires 1949 
Term expires 1947 
Term expires 1948 



Fire Department 

Charles E. Buchan, Chief 

Charles E. Buchan, Forest Warden 



' Deceased 



Police Department 

George A. Dane, Chief 

George A. Dane, Dog Officer 

TOWN OF ANDOVER 

Population — 1945 Census 11920 

Registered Voters 1946 — 7048 

POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS INCLUDING ANDOVER 

Senators 
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. Beverly Leverett Saltonstall, Newton 

Fifth Congressional District 
Edith Nourse Rogers, 444 Andover St., Lowell 

Fifth Councillor District 
Alfred G. Gaunt, 56 Pleasant Street, Methuen 

Fourth Essex Senatorial District 
Philip K. Allen, 1 Highland Road, Andover 

Representatives 
J. Everett Collins, 35 Summer Street, Andover 
Frank S. Giles, 375 Lowell Street, Methuen 

Raymond W. Schlapp, 19 Hemenway Street, Methuen 

Essex County Commissioners 
Arthur A. Thompson, Methuen 

C. F. Nelson Pratt, Saugus 

J. Fred Manning, Lynn 



Annual Town Meeting 

MARCH 4, 1946 



Agreeably to a Warrant signed by the Selectmen, February 
4th, 1946, the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover, qualified to 
vote in Election and Town Affairs, met and assembled at the 
designated polling places in Precincts One, Two, Three, Four, 
Five and Six, viz: The Central Fire Station in Precinct One; the 
Square and Compass Hall in Precinct Two; the Administration 
Building Balmoral Street, Shawsheen Village, in Precinct Three; 
the Andover Grange Hall in Precinct Four; the Old School House, 
Ballardvale, in Precinct Five; and the Peabody House, Phillips 
Street, in Precinct Six, in said Andover, on Monday, the fourth 
day of March, 1946 at 7:00 o'clock A.M. 

Essex, ss. Andover, February 28, 1946 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one of 
the Constables of the Town of Andover have notified the Inhab- 
itants of said town, to meet at the time and places and for the 
purposes stated in. said warrant, by posting a true and attested 
copy of the same, on the Town House, on each Schoolhouse and 
in no less than five other public places where bills and notices are 
usually posted and by publication in the Andover Townsman. 
Said warrants have been posted and published seven days. 

George N. Sparks, Constable 

Took up Article One and proceeded to vote for Town Officers. 
The ballot boxes were found to be empty and registered 0000. 
The polls were opened at seven o'clock a.m. and closed at seven 
o'clock p.m. The total number of ballots cast was 3510 — viz: 
Precinct One — 936, Precinct Two — 757, Precinct Three — 578, 
Precinct Four — 340, Precinct Five, 323, Precinct Six — 576. 

Moderator — For One Year 







Precincts 








• 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 






355 


274 


208 


164 


144 


210 


Frank E. Dunn 


1355 


203 


230 


115 


42 


70 


52 


John F. O'Conncll 


712 


352 


218 


240 


111 


90 


296 


Arthur Sweeney 


131)7 


26 


35 


15 


23 


19 


18 


Blanks 


136 



Collector of Taxes — For Three Years 







Precincts 










1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 






789 


617 


499 


290 


272 


513 


James P. Christie 


2980 


147 


140 


79 


50 


51 


63 


Blanks 


530 








Selectm 


ax— ] 


For Three Years 




31 


25 


69 


4 


9 


14 


Edward F. Andrew 


152 


125 


187 


67 


28 


23 


53 


John M. Caldwell 


483 


459 


253 


257 


158 


173 


303 


Howell F. Shepard 


1603 


287 


265 

1 


165 


138 


111 


186 


Sidney P. White 
Frederick L. Collins 


1152 

1 


34 


26 


20 


12 


i 


20 


Blanks 


119 








Assessor 


— For Three Years 




36 


27 


76 


7 


14 


14 


Edward F. Andrew- 


174 


131 


190 


76 


32 


31 


62 


John M. Caldwell 


522 


457 


252 


241 


154 


156 


288 


Howell F. Shepard 


1548 


272 


245 


164 


127 


112 


188 


Sidney P. White 


1108 


40 


43 


21 


20 


10 


24 


Blanks 


158 




B 


OARD 


of Public 


Works — For Three Years 




260 


228 


212 


189 


106 


108 


William F. Barron 


1103 


395 


258 


245 


142 


142 


367 


Sanborn A. Caldwell 


1549 


369 


324 


195 


88 


118 


281 


John H. Kelly 


1375 


231 


135 


145 


79 


66 


88 


James P. Scobie 


744 


367 


344 


207 


114 


108 


186 


P. LeRoy Wilson 


1326 


250 


225 


152 


68 


106 


122 


Blanks 


923 






School Committee— 


-For Three Years 




735 


625 


467 


263 


265 


470 


William A. Doherty 


2825 


718 


511 


457 


261 


241 


480 


Malcolm B. McTernen 


2668 


707 


488 
1 


451 


256 


237 


482 
1 
1 


John S. Moses 
Elmer Grover 
Stafford A. Lindsay 
George Napier 


2621 

1 
1 
1 


648 


646 


359 


240 


226 


294 


Blanks 


2413 




School Committee — For Tw 


~o Years (to fill a vacancy 


) 


487 


253 


241 


157 


123 


300 


Gordon L. Colquhoun 


1561 


172 


291 


168 


57 


89 


99 


George Connors 


876 


199 


149 


117 


72 


69 


117 


Victor J. Mill, Jr. 


723 


78 


64 


52 


54 


42 


60 


Blanks 


350 



10 







Board of Health 






Precincts 


1 


2 


3 4 5 6 


784 


633 


509 289 280 525 


152 


124 


69 51 43 51 



719 


503 


463 


263 


230 


473 


673 


461 


441 


252 


213 


464 


679 


471 


446 


265 


223 


461 


679 


489 


439 


252 


225 


471 
1 



-For Three Years 



Percy J. Look, M.D. 3020 
Blanks 490 



Board of Health — For Two Years (to fill a vacancy) 
200 236 204 110 122 146 Benjamin C. Brown 1018 
647 434 318 193 158 347 Charles O. McCullom 2097 
89 87 56 37 43 83 Blanks 395 

Trustees Punchard Free School — -For Three Years 
677 471 446 251 225 461 Edmond E. Hammond 2531 

Roy E. Hardy 2651 

Charles C. Kimball 2504 
William A. Trow 2545 

Henry G. Tyer 2555 

Claude M. Fuess 1 

1253 1390 655 417 499 549 Blanks 4763 

Trustee of Memorial Hall Library — For Seven Years 
386 307 300 150 136 360 Alan R. Blackmer 1639 

395 272 194 116 102 168 Walter E. Mondale 1247 
155 178 84 74 85 48 Blanks 624 

Trustee of Memorial Hall Library — For One Year 
(to fill a vacancy) 
683 497 450 251 247 473 William N. Perry 2601 

1 Theresa W. Richardson 1 
253 260 128 89 76 102 Blanks 908 

Trustee of Memorial Hall Library — For Three Years 

(to fill a vacancy) 

657 481 446 242 225 458 Caroline P. Leavitt 2509 

1 Barbara Merrick 1 

1 Walter E. Mondale 1 

279 276 132 97 98 117 Blanks 999 

Plawim. Board — For Five Years 
070 503 465 255 228 470 Kirk R. Batcheller 2591 

266 254 113 85 95 106 Blanks 919 

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Constables — For One Year 
Precincts 
1 2 3 4 5 6 

774 587 486 270 262 503 George A. Dane 2882 

712 508 463 257 228 475 J.LewisSmith 2643 

720 535 463 260 271 482 George N. Sparks 2731 

602 641 322 233 208 268 Blanks 2274 

All the foregoing officers were voted for on one ballot, and the 
check lists were used. 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT ONE 

March 4, 1946 
Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge Rowland L. Luce. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 936. Number of 
ballots received 1525. Number of ballots returned 589. Number 
of ballots cast 936. Police officer on duty William R. Hickey. 
Voted to count ballots at 8 A.M. 

Joseph W. McNally, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT TWO 

March 4, 1946 
Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge Mark Keane. Ballot 
box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 7 P.M. 
Ballot box registered when polls closed 757. Number of ballots 
received 1403. Number of ballots returned 646. Number of ballots 
cast 757. Police officer on duty John Campbell. Voted to count 
ballots at 8.45 A.M. 

Norman K. MacLeish, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT THREE 

March 4, 1946 
Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge Stafford Lindsay. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 578, absentees 2. 
Number of ballots received 1424. Number of ballots returned 
846. Number of ballots cast 578. Police officer on duty Joseph 
Davis. Voted to count ballots at 7.45 A.M. 

Vincent Hickey, Clerk 

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REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT FOUR 

March 4, 1946 
Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge Francis E. Wilson. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 340. Number of 
ballots received 702. Number of ballots returned 362. Number of 
ballots cast 340. Police officer on duty David M. May. Voted to 
count ballots at 10 A.M. 

Frederick J. Kearn, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT FIVE 

March 4, 1946 
Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge Clester E. Matthews. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 323. Number of 
ballots received 570. Number of ballots returned 247. Number of 
ballots cast 323. Police officer on duty George N. Sparks. Voted 
to count ballots at 10.45 A.M. 

Eugene A. Zalla, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT SIX 

March 4, 1946 
Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge Ralph Bailey. Ballot 
box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 7 P.M. 
Ballot box registered when polls closed 576. Number of ballots 
received 1162. A. V. ballots 2. Number of ballots returned 588. 
Number of ballots cast 576. Police officer on duty James Lynch. 
Voted to count ballots at 9 A.M. 

John M. Lynch, Clerk 

After final action of Article One, the said meeting was adjourned 
by virtue of Section 20, Chatper 39 of the General Laws to Mon- 
day, March 11th, at 7 o'clock P.M. at the Memorial Auditorium. 



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ADJOURNED TOWN MEETING, MARCH 11, 1946 



The check lists showed that 1001 persons entered the Audi- 
torium. 

The meeting was called to order by Frank E. Dunn, Moderator 
at 7 P.M. It was the unanimous consent of the meeting to admit 
Charles T. Irwin, shorthand reporter, to record the meeting, also 
Elizabeth Buchan, Andover Townsman representative and 
Gregory Arabian, a student. 

The prayer was offered by the Rev. Frederick B. Noss and was 
followed by a salute to the flag. 

The clerk read the return of the service of the warrant and then 
read Article 1 — To elect a Moderator for one year, a Collector of 
Taxes for three years, a Selectman for three years, an Assessor 
for three years, two members of the Board of Public Works for 
three years, a member of the Board of Health for three years, a 
member of the Board of Health for two years to fill a vacancy, 
three members of the School Committee for three years, a mem- 
ber of the School Committee for two years to fill a vacancy, a 
member of the Planning Board for five years, a Trustee of Me- 
morial Hall Library for seven years, a Trustee of Memorial Hall 
Library for one year to fill a vacancy, a Trustee of Memorial Hall 
Library for three years to fill a vacancy, five trustees of the 
Punchard Free School for three years, three Constables for one 
year, and all town officers required by law to be elected by ballot. 

The announcement of the balloting was read by the Clerk and 
the Moderator declared elected the successful candidates as 
follows : 

Frank E. Dunn, Moderator for one year — declared elected by 
the Clerk. 

James P. Christie, Collector of Taxes for three years. 

Howell F. Shepard, Selectman for three years. 

Howell F. Shepard, Assessor for three years. 

Sanborn A. Caldwell, member Board of Public Works for three 
years. 

John H. Kelly, member Board of Public Works for three years. 

William A. Doherty, member School Committee for three 
years. 

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Malcolm B. McTernen, member School Committee for three 
years. 

John S. Moses, member School Committee for three years. 

Gordon L. Colquhoun, member School Committee for two 
years — to fill a vacancy. 

Percy J. Look, M.D. member Board of Health for three years. 

Charles 0. McCullom, member Board of Health for two years — 
to fill a vacancy. 

Edmond E. Hammond, Trustee Punchard Free School for 
three years. 

Roy E. Hardy, Trustee Punchard Free School for three years. 

Charles C. Kimball, Trustee Punchard Free School for three 
years. 

William A. Trow, Trustee Punchard Free School for three 
years. 

Henry G. Tver, Trustee Punchard Free School for three years. 

Alan R. Blackmer, Trustee of Memorial Hall Libarry for 
seven years. 

William N. Perry, Trustee of Memorial Hall Library for one 
year — to fill a vacancy. 

Caroline P. Leavitt, Trustee of Memorial Hall Library for 
three years — to fill a vacancy. 

Kirk R. Batcheller, member Planning Board for five years. 

George A. Dane, Constable for one year. 

J. Lewis Smith, Constable for one year. 

George N. Sparks, Constable for one year. 

It was the unanimous consent of the meeting to admit Mary E. 
Ricker, a teacher and Mr. C. C. Waterman, consulting engineer, 
to the meeting. 

Took up Article Z — To elect all other officers not required by 
law to be elected by ballot. 

Upon motion of Mr. Hardy and duly seconded, it was VOTED 
— that Frederick E. Cheever be elected trustee of the Cornell 
Fund for three years. 

Article 3 — To establish the salary of elected Town Officers for 
the ensuing year. 

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Upon motion made by Mr. Hardy, it was VOTED — that the 
wage increase not to exceed $2 a week, voted at the 1945 town 
meeting be incorporated in the basic rates, and that in addition 
thereto, a general wage increase be granted to all full time em- 
ployees who have received less than a 25 per cent wage increase 
since January, 1941. Such general increase is not to exceed 
10 per cent, and not to exceed $5 per week to any individual, and 
is not to result in a total increase, exclusive of step rate or in- 
dividual merit increases, of more than 25 per cent to any indi- 
vidual over his or her January 1941 rate. Officials determining 
amount of increased wages shall make every effort to equalize 
total wage increases, so that employees of equal merit, and on the 
same wage basis in January, 1941, will be on the same wage 
basis on and after April 1, 1946, when this motion shall take 
effect. 

Upon motion of Mr. Hardy, and duly seconded, it was voted 
to establish the salaries of the elected Town Officers for the 
ensuing year as follows: (each item being voted on separately) 

Chairman, Board of Selectmen, per annum $ 400 . 00 

Two members at $300. each, per annum 600.00 
Board of Assessors 

Three members at $400. each, per annum .1200.00 
Board of Public Welfare 

Three members at $100. each, per annum 300.00 

Town Clerk 2400.00 

Collector of Taxes - 2750 . 00 

Town Treasurer 2750.00 
Moth Superintendent and Tree Warden combined 

salary for both per week 48 . 00 
Board of Health 

Three members at $100. each per annum 300.00 

Secretary, Board of Public Works 100. 00 

Treasurer, Library Trustees 100.00 

Moderator, per meeting 10.00 

Article 4 — To determine what sums of money shall be appro- 
priated for the following purposes: 

Upon motion of Mr. Hardy, it was voted to omit reading the 

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list and the following sums of money were appropriated, each 
item being voted on separately: 

Appropriations for the Assessors, Board of Selectmen, and all 
Departments under their control: 

American Legion $ 600.00 

Veterans of Foreign Wars 600 . 00 

Armistice Day 150.00 

Memorial Day inc. $76.00 for unpaid 1945 bill 1,026.00 

Aid to Dependent Children 8,000.00 

Soldiers' Benefits 9,800 . 00 

Old Age Assistance 55,000 . 00 

Public Welfare 10,000.00 

Retirement Fund 17,591 . 00 

Damages to Persons and Property 500 . 00 

Elections and Registrations 4,500.00 

Civilian Defense 250.00 

State Guard 250.00 

Insurance 11,000.00 

Essex Tuberculosis Hospital 10,129.90 

Pomps Pond 2,200.00 

Public Dump 1,000.00 

Printing Town Report 1,053 . 50 

Selectmen 2,380.00 

Treasurer 3,440.00 

Collector of Taxes 5,556 . 00 

Accountant 3,729.00 

Assessors 5,718.00 

Town Clerk 3,582.00 

Moderator (10.00 per meeting) 20.00 

Town Counsel 750.00 

Finance Committee 20.00 

Planning Board and Survey 200.00 

Dog Officer 225.00 

Animal Inspector 350.00 

Building Inspector 525.00 

Town Scales 175.00 

Inspector of Wires 425 . 00 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 450.00 

Municipal Buildings 5,420.00 

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Infirmary 9,800.00 

Moth Suppression 5,830.00 

Police Department 37,324.00 

Fire Department 49,843.00 

Brush Fires 1,925.00 

Interest 5,716.25 

Retirement of Bonds 40,737 . 42 

Tree Warden 8,480.00 

Board of Health 4,868 . 00 

Care of T. B. Patients 5,000.00 

Trustees of Memorial Hall Library 20,603 . 00 

(plus Dog tax) 

Spring Grove Cemetery 12,734.60 
School Committee 220,978 . 00 

Playground Committee 3,344.00 

Department under control of Board of Public Works: 

Highway Maintenance 52,300 . 00 

Water Construction Maintenance 48,000.00 

Parks 4,600.00 

Sewer 5,800.00 

Snow removal and sanding 25,000.00 
to include $1,500.00 to be used for equipment by 
Board of Public Works and including the following 
amendment moved by Edmond E. Hammond — 
that the Board of Public Works be instructed to 
plow each year in the future — the private ways as 
designated by the Board of Selectmen and Board of 
Public Works in the year 1945-1946. 

Trucks, garage and repair shop 9,000.00 

Street Lighting 20,000,00 



Total Departmental S758,498.67 

Special Articles 
Article 7 — 300th Anniversary Committee for Cele- 
bration 5,000.00 
Article £— History of Andover 2,000. 00 
Article 9 — Radio tel. equip. Fire Department 1,800.00 
Article 10 — Ambulance — Fire Department 4,000.00 

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A rticle 12 — Repair floor — Fire station Ballardvale 1 ,000 . 00 

Article 14 — Renew paint Bleachers — Playstead 2,000 . 00 

Article 16— New Sidewalks— Board of Public Works 5,000. 00 

Article 20— Purchase light truck— Water Dept. 1 , 100 . 00 

Article 21 — Purchase motor-driven street sweeper 

with equip. B.P.W. 5,000.00 

Article 24 — Roadside tractor mower for use — Tree 

Department 1,485.00 

Article 25 — Power spraying machine with equipment 
for use — Moth Department together with any sum 
received from an old Bean sprayer traded in. 1,250.00 

Article 26 — Continuation State-aided Vocational ed- 
ucation School Committee 900 . 00 

Article 27 — Establish and maintain 4 kindergarten 

grades in the Andover Schools 3 , 200 . 00 

Article 29 — Purchase new power lawn mower for 

School Department 600.00 

Article 30 — Purchase of a 600 watt generator to op- 
erate power equipment — Spring Grove Cemetery 225 . 00 

Article 31 — Purchase of a 1946 Ford lj^ ton chassis 

and cab to replace 1934 truck for Spring Grove Cem. 1,500 . 00 

Article 37 — Supervised winter recreation program 

Hussey's Pond — Playground Committee . 450.00 

Article 39 — Providing ice-skating program and facil- 
ities Recreation Committee 500 . 00 

Article 43 — Water main extension — Blanchard St. 

1000 ft. B.P.W. 4,550.00 

Article 44 — Water main ext. Ballardvale Rd. 225 ft. 

B.P.W. 1,800.00 

Article 46— Water main ext. Salem St. along Vine St. 
200 ft. (provided B.P.W. and Selectmen are satis- 
fied house is constructed) 1 ,800 . 00 

Article 47 — Water main ext. Spring Grove Road. 
225 ft. provided B.P.W. and Selectmen satisfied 
house is constructed — (if job exceeds the amount 
Henry G. Tyer to pay the difference) 1 , 250 . 00 

Article 48 — Haverhill St. Sewer — construction not to 
start until approved by B.P.W. and Selectmen 
and above are satisfied in re : Surface drainage 6,000 . 00 

A rticle 50 — Water main ext. Virginia Road 600 . 00 

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Article 52 — Repair fence on W. bank Shawsheen River 

between Haverhill Street and Lot "B". 2,400. 00 

Article 55 — Install sewer main William Street and 
to assess betterments against owners abutting 
property 1,650.00 

Article 56 — Install water main William Street, con- 
struction to satisfy Selectmen and B.P.W. 1,950. 00 



Total Special Articles 59,010 . 00 



Total Appropriated $817,508 . 67 

Article 5 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds in the treasury, or raise by 
issuance of bonds or notes, the sum of $150,000. for the purpose 
of extending or improving the water system of the Town of 
Andover in accordance with plans of Weston & Sampson, Engin- 
eers, all work to be done under the supervision of the Board of 
Public Works; and no work to be started until approved by a 
majority vote of each of the following boards: The Board of 
Public Works, The Board of Selectmen and the Finance Com- 
mittee. 

Upon motion of Mr. French, and duly seconded, it was VOTED 
— that the sum of $50,000. be appropriated from available funds 
in the treasury, that the sum of $65,000. be appropriated from 
the postwar rehabilitation fund, and the unexpended balance 
from Article 5 of the 1945 warrant be appropriated for the pur- 
pose of extending or improving the water system of the Town of 
Andover in accordance with the plans of Weston & Sampson, 
engineers; all work to be done under the supervision of the 
Board of Public W r orks; and no work to be started until ap- 
proved by a majority vote of the following boards. The Board of 
Public Works, the Board of Selectmen and the Finance Commit- 
tee. 

Article 6 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds in the treasury, or raise by is- 
suance of bonds or notes, the sum of $35,000. for the purpose of 
extending or improving the sewer system of the Town of Andover 
in accordance with plans of Weston & Sampson, Engineers, all 

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work to be done under the supervision of the Board of Public 
Works; and no work to be started until approved by a majority 
vote of each of the following boards: The Board of Public Works, 
the Board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee. 

Upon amended motion of Mr. O'Connell, and duly seconded, 
it was VOTED — to raise by the issuance of notes or bonds pay- 
able, on or within five years from the date thereof and in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of General Laws, Chapter 44, the 
sum of $35,000. for the purpose of extending and improving the 
sewer system of the Town of Andover in accordance with a plan 
of Weston & Sampson, engineers, all work to be done under the 
supervision of the Board of Public Works and no work started 
until approved by a majority vote of each of the following boards: 
Board of Public W T orks, Board of Selectmen and the Finance 
Committee. 

Vote— Yes— 491. No— 200. 

Article 7 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of five thousand dollars ($5000.00) to be expended under 
the direction of the committee of fifteen appointed by the mod- 
erator, for the proper observance of the 300th Anniversary of the 
Incorporation of the town. 

Upon motion of Dr. Fuess, and duly seconded, it was VOTED 
— that the town raise and appropriate the sum of S5000. to be 
expended under the direction of the committee of fifteen ap- 
pointed by the Moderator for the proper observance of the 300th 
Anniversary of the incorporation of the town. 

Article 8 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of two thousand dollars (S2000.) for research work pre- 
paratory to writing and publishing a history of the Town of 
Andover up to and including World War II. 

Upon motion of Dr. Fuess, and duly seconded, it was VOTED 
— that the town raise and appropriate the sum of S2000. for 
research work preparatory to writing up the history of the Town 
of Andover up to and including World War II, this money to be 
expended under the direction of the committee of fifteen ap- 
pointed by the Moderator. 

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Article 9 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of eighteen hundred dollars ($1800.00) to cover the cost 
of Frequency Modulation Radio telephone equipment in the 
Fire Department, to comply with the State Department of Con- 
servation's rules and regulations, on the petition of the Forest 
Warden. 

Upon motion of Mr. Hardy, and duly seconded, it was VOTED 
— that the sum of $1800. be raised and appropriated as set out 
in Article 9. 

Article 10 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of four thousand dollars ($4000.00) to cover the purchase 
of an ambulance for use in the Fire Department. 

Upon motion of Mr. Hardy, and duly seconded, it was VOTED 
— that the sum of $4000. be raised and appropriated to cover the 
purchase of an ambulance for use in the Fire Department. 

Article 11 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of thirteen hundred fifty dollars ($1350.00) to cover the 
purchase price of an automobile for use by the Chief of the Fire 
Department. 

Article defeated. 

Article 12 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of one thousand dollars ($1000.00) to be expended to 
repair the floor of the Fire Station in Ballard vale. 

Upon motion of Mr. Hardy, and duly seconded, it was VOTED 
— that the sum of $1000. be raised and appropriated to be ex- 
pended to repair the floor of the Fire Station in Ballardvale. 

A Hide 13 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of nine thousand dollars ($9000.00) to continue the 
enclosing of Rogers Brook, on petition of the Board of Public 
Works. 

Article indefinitely postponed. 

Article 14 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to renew and paint one-half of the existing football 
bleachers at the Central Playstead and appropriate the sum of 

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two thousand ($2000.00) dollars therefor, on the petition of the 
Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion of Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was VOTED 
— that the sum of $2000. be raised and appropriated for this 
purpose. 

Article 15 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to construct two (2) new bleacher sections to be 
erected adjacent to the existing football bleachers at the Central 
Playstead and appropriate the sum of five thousand ($5000.00) 
dollars therefor on the petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article defeated. 

Article 16 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to build new sidewalks and appropriate the sum of 
five thousand ($5000.00) dollars therefor, at the discretion of and 
on the petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion of Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was VOTED 
— -that. the sum of $5000. be raised as set out in Article 16. 

(403 for the motion, 59 opposed.) 

Article 17 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from unappropriated available funds in the treasury, 
a sum of money for Chapter 90 Highway Maintenance or take 
any action in relation thereto. 

Article withdrawn. 

Article 18 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of fifteen hundred ($150'0.00) dollars to build a tool shed 
at the Central Playstead on petition of the Board of Public 
Works. 

Upon motion of Dr. Stowers, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED — that article be laid on the table. 

Article 19 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of five thousand ($5000.00) dollars for the purpose of 
removing snow from private ways within the Town open to pub- 
lic use on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article defeated. 

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Article 20 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to purchase a light truck for the Water Department 
and appropriate the sum of eleven hundred ($1100.00) dollars 
therefor, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion of Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was VOTED 
— that the sum of $1100. be raised and appropriated for this 
article. 

Article 21 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to purchase a motor-driven street sweeper with 
equipment and appropriate the sum of five thousand ($5000.00) 
dollars therefor, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion of Mr. White, and'duly seconded, it was VOTED 
— that the sum of $5000. be raised and appropriated for this 
article. 

A Hide 22 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of eighteen thousand ($18,000.00) dollars for the mun- 
icipal collection of garbage for one year and the purchase of two 
(2) trucks, with enclosed bodies, to be used for the collection of 
garbage under direction of the Board of Public Works, on petition 
of the Board of Health. 

Upon motion of Dr. Stowers, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED — to lay article on the table. 

(564 for, 126 against.) 

Article 23 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to purchase two (2) dump trucks, and appropriate 
the sum of eight thousand ($8000.00) dollars therefor, on petition 
of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion of Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was VOTED 
— that article be withdrawn. 

Article 24 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of fourteen hundred and eighty-five ($1485.00) dollars 
for the purchase of a roadside tractor mower for use in the Tree 
Department, on petition of George R. Abbott and others. 

Upon motion of Mr. Abbott, and duly seconded, it was VOTED 
— to accept article as read. 

(352 Yes, 150 No.) 

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Article 25 — To see if the town will vote to purchase for use in 
the Moth Department, a modern power spraying machine with 
equipment, rated at thirty to thirty-five gallons a minute capac- 
ity, with a three hundred tank; and appropriate twelve hundred 
and fifty ($1250.) dollars therefor, together with any sum re- 
ceived from an old Bean sprayer traded in. 

Upon motion of Mr. Abbott, and duly seconded, it was VOTED 
— that Article 25 be accepted as read. 

Article 26 — -To see if the town will vote to authorize the School 
Committee to continue to maintain State-aided vocational edu- 
cation in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 74, General 
Laws, and Acts amendatory thereto, or dependent thereon, and 
further raise and appropriate the sum of nine hundred ($900.00) 
therefor. 

Upon motion of Mr. Lewis, and duly seconded, it was VOTED 
— that Article 26 be accepted as read. 

Article 27 — To see if the town will vote to authorize the School 
Committee to establish and maintain four kindergarten grades 
in the Andover Schools and further raise and appropriate the sum 
of thirty-two hundred ($3200.00) therefor. 

Upon motion of Mr. Lewis, and duly seconded, it was VOTED 
— that Article 27 be accepted as read. 

(381 affirmative, 283 in the negative.) 

Article 28 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of nine thousand and twenty dollars (S9020.00) to be 
expended under the direction of the School Committee for the 
purpose of installing new equipment, repairing old equipment, 
and doing all other work in the heating system of the school 
buildings at the central plant in accordance with the survey by 
Mr. C. C. Waterman, consulting engineer, on petition of the 
School Committee. 

Upon motion of Mr. O'Connell, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED — to lay Article 28 on the table until next year. 

Article 29 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of six hundred ($600.00) dollars for the purchase of a 

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new power lawn mower for the school department on petition of 
the School Committee. 

Upon motion of Mr. Lewis, and duly seconded, it was VOTED 
— to adopt article as read. 

A Hide 30 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of two hundred twenty-five ($225.00) dollars for the 
purchase of a 600 watt generator to operate power equipment on 
the petition of the Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery. 

Upon motion of Mr. Petty, and duly seconded, it was VOTED 
— that the town raise and appropriate $225. as set forth in Article 
30. 

Article 31 — -To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of fifteen hundred ($1500.00) dollars for the purchase of 
a 1946 Ford l}/£ ton chassis and cab to replace one 1934 truck, on 
petition of the Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery. 

Upon motion of Mr. Petty, and duly seconded, it was VOTED 
— that the town raise and appropriate $1500.00 as set forth in 
Article 31. 

Article 32 — To see if the town will vote to sell certain parcels 
of land of low value, acquired by deed of the Collector of Taxes, 
recorded at the North Essex Registry of Deeds, Book 672, pages 
14 and 15, and Book 680, page 449, on petition of Thaxter Eaton, 
Treasurer. 

Upon motion of Mr. Eaton, and duly seconded, it was VOTED 
— that the Board of Selectmen be authorized to sell the parcels 
of land mentioned in this article. 

Article 33 — To see if the town will vote to sell for an amount 
at least equal to accrued taxes, interest and expenses, the follow- 
ing property acquired by tax taking: A certain parcel of land 
situated in that portion of Andover known as West Parish in the 
County of Essex and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, bounded : 
Situated on easterly and northerly sides of road leading from 
house occupied by William Bailey, now or formerly, to High 
Plain, supposed to contain about forty-six acres and bounded as 
follows: Westerly and southerly by the road and runs to land of 
Joseph Shattuck, now or formerly, thence by said last mentioned 

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bound to land of Jonathan Abbott and by land of said Abbott 
and of David Abbott, now or formerly, to land of William Bailey 
now or formerly, thence by last mentioned land to the road as 
the fence now stands; and to authorize the Board of Selectmen 
to execute a deed in behalf of the Town in pursuance of this 
article. 

Upon motion of Mr. Hardy, and duly seconded, it was VOTED 
— that article be adopted as read. 

Article 34 — To see if the town will vote to accept the sum of 
$5022.50 received in 1945 for the perpetual care of lots in Spring 
Grove Cemetery, on petition of Thaxter Eaton, Treasurer. 

Upon motion of Mr. Eaton, and duly seconded, it was VOTED 
to accept the article as read. 

Article 35 — To see if the town will vote to consolidate Pomp's 
Pond and Playground and other forms of recreation sponsored 
by the town into one department, this to be known as the Com- 
mittee on Recreation, and said Committee of not more than five 
to be appointed by the Selectmen, on petition of the survey com- 
mittee on recreation. 

Upon motion of Mr. Lindsay, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED — that article be adopted as read. 

Article 36 — -To see if the town will vote to authorize the Se- 
lectmen to appoint a committee of five to investigate the swim- 
ming facilities of the Town of Andover and to report at the next 
annual town meeting, on the petition of the survey committee on 
recreation. 

Upon motion of Dr. Stowers, and duly seconded and amended, 
it was VOTED— that the committee appointed under Article 35 
be and constitute the committee under Article 36. 

Article 37 — To see if the Town of Andover will vote to raise 
and appropriate the sum of four hundred and fifty dollars 
($450.00) to be used for a supervised winter recreation program 
at Hussey's Pond in Shawsheen Village. The above mentioned 
sum of money to be disbursed under the jurisdiction of Play- 
ground Committee. 

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Upon motion of Mr. Dunlop, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED — that article be accepted as read. 

Article 38 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of one thousand ($1000.00) dollars for the purpose of 
having the National Recreation Association of New York City 
make a survey of Andover's program and facilities of recreation 
with a view to setting up a long-range recreational plan, on the 
petition of Frank E. Dunn and others. 

(Mr. Shepard took over the chair.) 

Upon motion of Mr. Peterson, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED — that article be indefinitely postponed. 

A rticle 39 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of $500.00 for the purpose of providing ice-skating pro- 
gram and facilities, on petition of Frank E. Dunn and others. 

Upon motion of Mr. Dunn, and duly seconded, it was VOTED 
— that the sum of $500. be raised and appropriated for ice-skating 
program and facilities. 

Article 40 — To see if the town will vote to accept Chapter 48 
as amended by Section 58A of the Acts of 1941 as pertaining to 
the hours of permanent firemen, and act on anything relating 
thereto, on petition of William G. Coutts and others. 

Upon motion of Mr. Coutts, and duly seconded, it was VOTED 
— -to accept Chapter 48 of the General Laws as amended by 
Chapter 638 of the Acts of 1941. 

Article 41 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the corner of 
Haggetts Pond Road and Bailey Road along Bailey Road a 
distance of twenty-nine hundred feet and appropriate the sum of 
fifteen thousand nine hundred and fifty ($15,950.00) dollars 
therefor, on petition of George E. Flint and others. 

Article defeated. 

Article 42 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the corner of High 
Plain Road and Beacon Street a distance of nine hundred and 
sixty (960) feet in a northerly direction and appropriate the sum 

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of five thousand five hundred ($5500.00) dollars therefor, on 
petition of Carl H. Stevens, and others. 

Upon motion of Mr. Peterson, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED — that this article be laid on the table indefinitely. 

Article 43 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the dead end on 
Blanchard Street near the corner of Osgood Street along Blan- 
chard Street a distance of thirty-three hundred feet and appro- 
priate the sum of fifteen thousand three hundred and eighty 
($15,380.00) dollars therefor, on petition of James J. Sullivan and 
others. 

Moved and seconded, by Garabed Dargoonian and amended 
by Mr. McCarthy, VOTED that article be adopted as follows : 
that the town authorize the Board of Public Works to extend the 
water main from the dead end on Blanchard Street near the 
corner of Osgood Street along Blanchard Street a distance of one 
thousand feet and appropriate the sum of forty-five hundred and 
fifty ($4550.00) dollars therefor, no work to be started until 
approved by the Board of Selectmen and the Board of Public 
Works after receiving a satisfactory guarantee or bond of a 
return of at least five per cent of the actual cost for not less than 
ten years. 

Article 44 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the dead end on 
Ballardvale Road near the property of Mr. Charles Wait along 
Ballardvale Road a distance of 225 feet and appropriate the sum 
of eighteen hundred ($1800.00) dollars therefor, on petition of 
John B. Cecill, Jr., and others. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Cecill, Jr. and duly seconded, it 
was VOTED — that Article 44 be adopted as read. 

Article 45 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the dead end on 
Gould Road near the State Police Barracks along Gould Road a 
distance of thirty-three hundred feet and appropriate the sum of 
fifteen thousand three hundred and eighty ($15,380.00) dollars 
therefor, on petition of Kenneth R. Thompson and others. 

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Upon motion of Mr. Thompson, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED— to indefinitely postpone. 

Article 46 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the corner of Salem 
Street along Vine Street a distance of four hundred feet and 
appropriate the sum of three thousand five hundred ($3500.00) 
dollars therefor, on petition of Robert V. Deyermond, II and 
others. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Turner, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED— that the sum of S1800.00 be appropriated for 200 feet, 
provided the Board of Public Works and the Selectmen are 
satisfied the house is constructed. 

A rticle 47 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the dead end on 
Spring Grove Road near the property of Mr. George B. Home 
along Spring Grove Road a distance of four hundred feet and 
appropriate the sum of two thousand ($2000.00) dollars therefor, 
on petition of Mr. Henry G. Tyer and others. (If the cost of this 
job exceeds the above amount, I, Henry G. Tyer, will pay the 
difference, provided I go ahead with the construction of a house 
to be served by this extension) . 

Upon motion made by Mr. Tyer, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED — to authorize the Board of Public Works to extend the 
water main from the dead end on Spring Grove Road near the 
property of Mr. George B. Home along Spring Grove Road a 
distance of approximately 225 feet and appropriate the sum of 
S1250. therefor, on petition of Mr. Henry G. Tyer and others. 
(If the cost of this job exceeds the above amount, I, Henry G. 
Tyer, will pay the difference provided I go ahead with the con- 
struction of a house to be served by this extension.) 

A rticle 48 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of six thousand (S6000.00) dollars to extend the existing 
8" sewer on Haverhill Street from its present termination, to a 
point about 1760' easterly on Haverhill Street, ending the said 
extension at the Town Boundary" Line, on the petition of Samuel 
P. Hulme and others. 

Upon motion of Mr. Hulme, and duly seconded; it was VOTED 

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— that the town appropriate the sum of $6000.00 for the purpose 
of extending the present 8-inch sewer on Haverhill Street from 
its present termination easterly on said Haverhill about 1760 feet 
to the boundary line between Andover and North Andover. Said 
construction not to begin until approved by the Board of Public 
Works and the Selectmen of the Town of Andover, and surface 
drainage is arranged. 

(Rising vote — 114 for, 48 against.) 

Article 49 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the dead end on 
Tewksbury Street a distance of eight hundred and ninety-eight 
feet to the property of Mr. Frank A. Davis and appropriate the 
sum of $3400.00 therefor on petition of Charles G. Proulx and 
others. 

Upon motion of Mr. Proulx, and duly seconded, it was VOTED 
— that Article 49 be withdrawn. 

Article 50— To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the existing dead 
end on Virginia Road to the end of the accepted street and appro- 
priate the sum of six hundred ($600.00) dollars therefor, on pe- 
tition of Carl H. Stevens and others. 

Upon motion of Mr. Stevens, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED — to accept article as read. 

Article 51 — To see if the town will vote to accept a deed with- 
out consideration of a certain parcel of land described as follows : 
Easterly by the Shawsheen River; Southerly by Haverhill 
Street; Westerly by Riverina Road; and Northerly by Lot "B" 
on plan entitled: "Plan 'E' showing property owned by Textile 
Realty Company, Shawsheen Village, Andover, Mass., June, 
1932, John Franklin, C.E.," recorded with North Essex Registry 
of Deeds as Plan No. 880, on petition of Phillip A. Costello and 
others. 

Upon motion of Mr. Hardy, and duly seconded, it was VOTED 
— to adopt article as read. 

Article 52 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of $3000.00 to repair the fence on the west bank of the 

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Shawsheen River between Haverhill Street and Lot "B" on plan 
entitled: "Plan 'E' showing property owned by the Textile Realty 
Company." This fence was partially destroyed by the hurricane 
and flood of a few years ago. The appropriation to repair the fence 
is requested in the interests of public safety, on petition of Phillip 
A. Costello, and others. 

Upon motion of Mr. Hardy, and duly seconded, it was VOTED 
— that the town raise and appropriate the sum of S 2400. 00 to 
carry out the purposes of this article. 

Article 53 — To see if the town will allow the Board of Public 
Works to put in a sidewalk from the intersection of High Street 
and Burnham Road, on the west side of Burnham Road to the 
intersection of Dufton Road and Burnham Road; then along the 
west side of Dufton Road to property owned and occupied by 
Robert Lynch. Also extend sidewalk at the east end of Enmore 
Street to intersection of Dufton Road and Enmore Street, on 
petition of George C. H. Dufton and others. 

Upon motion of Mr. McCarthy, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED— that Article 53 be referred to the Board of Public 
Works for action. 

Article 54 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to have a street light installed on Sweeney Court, 
on petition of David A. Forbes and others. 

By motion duly made and seconded, Article 54 was referred to 
the Board of Public Works for action. 

Article 55 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to install a sewer main in William Street from the 
existing dead end opposite the property of Nicholas Grieco to the 
west end of said street as presently accepted, a distance of about 
600 feet, and appropriate the sum of $1650.00 therefor, and 
authorize the assessing of betterment taxes against the owners of 
the abutting property, on petition of Nicholas Grieco and others. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Eaton, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED — to adopt the article as read. 

Article 56 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to install a water main in William Street from the 

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existing dead end opposite the property of Nicholas Grieco to the 
west end of said street as presently accepted, a distance of about 
600 feet, and appropriate the sum of $1950.00 therefor, on peti- 
tion of Nicholas Grieco and others. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Eaton, duly seconded and amended, 
it was VOTED — to adopt Article 56 as read, provided the Board 
of Public Works and Selectmen are satisfied that a house is to be 
constructed. 

Article 57 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to surface the unimproved portion of William 
Street as presently accepted, a distance of about 425 feet, with 
gravel and appropriate the sum of $675.00 therefor, on petition of 
Nicholas Grieco and others. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Turner, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED — that instead of raising this money, that it come out of 
the Department of Public Works. 

Article 58 — To see if the town will vote to reimburse Nicholas 
Grieco for the expenses incurred by him, with the approval of 
the Board of Public Works, in grading the unimproved portion of 
William Street as presently accepted, a distance of about 425 
feet, and appropriate the sum of SI 743. 00 therefor, on petition of 
Nicholas Grieco and others. 

Upon motion of Mr. Eaton, and duly seconded, it was VOTED 
— that article be withdrawn. 

Article 59 — To see if the town will vote that the following 
By-Law be adopted: Article XI — In the event that an elected 
Town Officer, receiving more than one thousand dollars yearly, 
accepts other employment: or absents himself unreasonably 
during the usual hours for the transaction of town business, the 
Board of Selectmen after investigation and public hearing shall 
declare the office vacant and appoint an interim officer at the 
established salary scale for the position, to serve until the next 
regular or special Town Meeting, on petition of John F. O'Con- 
nell and others. 

Upon motion made by Mr. O'Connell, and duly seconded, it 
was VOTED — that article be withdrawn. 

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Article 60 — To see if the town will vote to accept Chapter 131 
of the Acts of 1945, authorizing the removal of Call Firemen 
from Civil Service regulations. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Hardy, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED — that article be accepted. 

Article 61 — To determine what disposition shall be made of 
unexpended appropriations and free cash in the treasury. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Eaton, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED— that all unexpended appropriations be turned into the 
treasury, except the following: Article 5 — Improving Water 
System, $30706.70; Article 6— Improving Sewer System, $5513.49 
Article 19 — Committee on Water and Sewer Facilities, $1000.00, 
Article 28— Plowing Private Ways, $775.79; Article 34— Ex- 
panded Recreational Program, $86.50; Article 1 (Dec. 1945) 
Snow Removal, $437.50; Article 2 (Dec. 1945) Purchase of Snow 
Equipment, $35,000.00; Article 18 (1944) Committee on Water 
and Sewer Facilities, $116.91; Article 19 (1944) West Center 
Playground, $683.80; Article 22 (1944) Use of Shaw Property 
$2500.00, that $15,000. of the Overlay Reserve be transferred to 
the Reserve Fund, that $30,000. free cash be voted to the Asses- 
sors to reduce the 1946 tax rate. 

Article 62 — To act upon the report of the Town Officers. 

Upon motion of Mr. Winslow, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED — to accept the report of the Town Officers and place on 
file. 

Article 63 — To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

Upon motion of Mr. Hardy, and duly seconded, the three 
following motions were adopted: 

1 — Moved: that the Special Committee, appointed to make a 
survey of the drainage, sewerage, and water systems of the town, 
be continued, and that in their report to the town in 1947, they 
make definite recommendations concerning the proper financial 
basis for water extensions. 

2 — Moved: that a traffic committee of seven members be 
appointed by the Selectmen. This committee shall include at 
least two business men located in Andover Square, a member of 

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the Board of Selectmen, and the Chiefs of the Police and Fire 
Departments. They shall make a study of traffic conditions in 
Andover Square and on the streets leading from it, and make a 
report with definite recommendations at the 1947 Annual Town 
Meeting. 

3 — Moved: that the Recreation Committee, appointed in ac- 
cordance with Article 35 of the 1945 town meeting, be continued. 

Upon motion of Mr. Erving, and duly seconded, moved — that 
a committee of three (3) be appointed by the Selectmen to con- 
sider the advisability of reducing the membership of the School 
Committee from nine (9) to five (5), and to submit a report with 
recommendations, including an Article for the Town Warrant if 
deemed expedient, to the next Town Meeting, whether special 
or annual. 

Upon motion made and duly seconded, it was VOTED — to 
adjourn. 

The meeting was adjourned at 12.20 o'clock. 

Appointments by the Moderator 

Finance Committee (for one year) — Ellsworth H. Lewis, Victor 
Mill, Jr., Louis Finger, Hugh Bullock, Stanley F. Swanton, 
Arthur Sweeney and Dr. Harry V. Byrne. 

Traffic Committee (appointed by the Selectmen) — Chester W. 
Holland, Howell F. Shepard, Samuel Resnik, C. Edward Buchan 
and George A. Dane. 

Committee to Consider Reduction in School Committee Members — 
Article 63 (appointed by the Selectmen) — Arthur R. Lewis, 
John M. Erving, Mildred L. Best. 

Recretation Committee (Inc. Pomps Pond) — Stafford A. Lind- 
say, Alan F. Dunlop, George A. Stanley, Jr., Frank McBride, 
Edward J. Lefebvre. 

The foregoing is a true record of the doings of the meeting. 

Attest: 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Town Clerk 
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Report of the Town Clerk 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

I hereby submit my report for the office of the Town Clerk for 
the year 1946. 

The total number of registered voters in Andover at the close 
of registration October 16, 1946 was 7048 by precincts as follows: 



1 




1620 


2 




1402 


3 




1512 


4 




702 


5 




617 


6 




1195 
7048 


VITAL STATISTICS 




Number of births recorded 






Males 


120 




Females 


105 




Number of deaths recorded 






Males 


82 




Females 


75 





225 



157 



Number of marriages 169 

Respectfully submitted, 

George H. Winslow, Town Clerk 



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Report of the 
Town Accountant 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE YEAR 
ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1946 



January 1, 1947 
To the Board of Selectmen : 
Andover, Mass. 

Gentlemen : 

In accordance with Chapter 41, Section 61 of the General 
Laws, I submit herewith my annual report for the year ending 
December 31, 1946. 

A detailed statement of the receipts and their sources, and of 
the payments and the purposes therefor, follows. The condition 
of the various trust funds, as well as the Town of Andover Retire- 
ment Fund, sources of incomes and the amounts paid out are also 
set forth. A statement of the temporary loans, maturing debt and 
interest is included. 

A balance sheet, which is appended to this report, was pre- 
pared showing the assets and liabilities as of December 31, 1946. 

The State Auditors have complied with statutes and audited 
the Town books for the year ending December 31, 1945. They are 
expected to complete their audit of the town accounts for 1946 
at an early date. 

-May I express my thanks for the co-operation accorded to me 
by your Board, as well as by each Town Department during the 
past year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

George C. Napier. 

Town Accountant 



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Appropriations for 1946 



General Government $ 43 , 1 40 . 00 
Protection to Persons and Property 114,587.00 

Health and Sanitation 34,447 . 90 

Highways 116,300.00 

Charities and Soldiers' Benefits 92,600.00 

Schools and Libraries 246,281 . 00 

Recreation and Unclassified 45,789.50 

Enterprises and Cemetery 77,909.60 

Interest and Maturing Debt 46,453 . 67 



Total Appropriations, March, 1946 $817,508.67 



Receipts for 1946 



Tax Collector 

Treasurer, Tax Titles, Dog Tax, etc. 

Town Clerk, Fees and Licenses 

Board of Selectmen, Licenses 

Police Department, Fines and Permits 

Fire Department, Ambulance and Sale of Old 

Material 
Municipal Property, Rentals 
Building Inspector's Fees 
Sealer of Weights and Measures Fees 
Wire Inspector's Fees 
Public Weigher's Fees 
Tree Department 

Board of Health, Licenses and Fees 
Health and Sanitation, Subsidies and Fees 
Board of Public Works, Old Equipment and 

Licenses 
Sewer Deposits 

Amount Carried Forward 

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$624,219.35 


4,228. 


78 


3,513. 


35 


4,014. 


50 


351. 


50 


375.90 


426. 


64 


210. 


00 


116. 


68 


159. 


00 


44. 


10 


9. 


00 


529. 


00 


1,107. 


71 


2,957 


.45 


735. 


.00 


$642,997.96 



Amount Brought Forward $642,997.96 

Highways : 

From State, Snow Plowing $60 . 75 

Rental of Equipment 31.50 

92.25 

Infirmary 1,440.00 

Reimbursement for Public Welfare 1,679. 78 

Aid to Dependent Children 2,925 . 30 

. Old Age Assistance 30,879 . 60 

State Aid 225.00 

War Allowance 120.00 

Soldiers' Benefits 22.00 

Soldiers' Benefits 109.70 

School Department, Tuition, Rentals, etc. 1,647.95 

Library Department, Income and Fines 3,933.88 

Water Department, Rates and Services 60,936.35 

Cemetery Department 5,205 . 34 

Trust and Investments: 

Perpetual Cares $ 5,466.84 

Trust Funds 65,224.02 

70,690.86 

40,172.64 

4,605.82 



Withholding Taxes 




War Savings Bonds 




Commonwealth of Massachusetts: 




Highway Distribution 


17,112.45 


Income Tax 


82,057.60 


Corporation Tax 


103,870.91 


Meal Tax 


2,505.61 


Hawkers' and Pedlars' Licenses 


34.00 


Vocational Education 


187.50 


Reimbursement Loss Taxes 


482.50 


Aid to Dependent Children Grants 


2,348.60 


Old Age Assistance Grants 


33,025.17 



241,624.34 
Refunds 2,196.29 



Total Receipts, 1946 $1,111,505.06 



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Expenditures for 1946 



APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS 



Appropriation 


SELECTMEN 

Cr. 


$2,380.00 


Salaries, Selectmen 
Salaries, Clerks 
Office Maintenance 


tures 
venue 


Dr. 


$1,000.00 
987.00 
294.71 




Total Expendi 
Balance to Re 


$2,281.71 
98.29 





Appropriation 

Salary, Accountant 
Salary, Clerk 
Office Maintenance 





$2,380.00 


$2,380.00 


UNT^. 
Cr. 


lNT 


$3,729.00 


Dr. 


$2,560.00 
873.00 
271.15 





Total Expenditures $3,704. 15 

Balance to Revenue 24.85 



$3,729.00 $3,729.00 

TREASURER 

Cr. 

Appropriation $3,440. 00 

40 



Amount Carried Forward 83,440.00 

Dr. 

Salary, Treasurer $2,687 . 50 

Salaries, Clerks 214.45 

Office Maintenance 537.95 

Total Expenditures $3,439 . 90 

Balance to Revenue . 10 





$3,440.00 


$3,440.00 


TAX COLLECTOR 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$5,556.00 


Transfer from Reserve Fund 




125.00 


Dr. 






Salary, Tax Collector 


$2,713.70 




Salary, Clerk 


1,821.50 




Office Maintenance 


1,136.67 




Total Expenditures 


$5,671.87 




Balance to Revenue 


9.13 





$5,681.00 $5,681.00 



ASSESSORS 

Cr. 
Appropriation $5,718.00 

Dr. 
Salaries, Board of Assessors $1,200.00 

Assistant Assessors 600 . 00 

Salaries, Clerks 2,659.38 

Office Maintenance 1,109.04 



Total Expenditures $5,568 . 42 

Balance to Revenue 149 . 58 



$5,718.00 $5,718.00 



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TOWN CLERK 

Cr. 



Appropriation 

Salary, Town Clerk 
Salaries, Clerks 
Office Maintenance 



Dr. 



$2,350.00 
935.38 

275.22 



$3,582.00 



Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



$3,560.60 
21.40 



$3,582.00 


$3,582.00 


MODERATOR 




Cr. 

Appropriation 

Dr. 
Salary, Moderator $10.00 
Balance to Revenue 10.00 


$20.00 


$20.00 


$20.00 


FINANCE COMMITTEE 




Cr. 

Appropriation 


$20.00 



Dr. 



Membership Fee and Printing 



$20.00 



$20.00 



$20.00 



TOWN COUNSEL 





Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$750.00 


Salary, Town Counsel 




$500.00 




Court Services 




250.00 





$750.00 



$750.00 



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DOG OFFICER 




Cr, 




Appropriation 


$225.00 


Dr. 




Salary, Dog Officer $225 . 00 




$225.00 


$225.00 


ANIMAL INSPECTOR 




Cr. 




Appropriation 


$350.00 


Dr. 




Salary, Animal Inspector $325 . 00 




Balance to Revenue 25 . 00 





$350.00 $350.00 

PLANNING BOARD AND BOARD OF SURVEY 

Cr. 
Appropriation $200.00 

Dr. 
Salary, Clerk $100.00 

Balance to Revenue 100 . 00 



$200.00 $200.00 

ELECTION AND REGISTRATION 

Cr. 

Appropriation ' $4,500 . 00 

Dr. 

Salaries, Registrars $ 236.00 

Assistant Registrars 600 . 00 

Election Officers 1,413.00 

Office Maintenance 1,483.34 

Election Expenses 757.25 



Total Expenditures $4,489 . 59 

Balance to Revenue 10.41 



$4,500.00 $4,500.00 



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CIVILIAN DEFENSE 



Cr. 




Appropriation 




Dr. 




Purchase War Assets Supplies 


$ 50.00 


Expenses Selective Service Board 


90.75 


Total Expenditures 


$140.75 


Balance to Revenue 


109.25 



$250.00 



$250.00 



$250.00 



ARTICLE 7 -300TH ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE FOR 
CELEBRATION 

Cr. 



Appropriation 
Refund 




Dr. 




$5,000.00 

2.25 


Salary, Clerk 






$ 75.17 




Publicity 
Historical 






359.06 
534.10 




Music 






648.95 




Decoration 






427.00 




Banquet 
Parade 






641 . 60 

890.83 




Pageant 






686.35 




Sports 
Manufacturing 


and Trades 




226.60 
137.50 




Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 




$4,627.16 
375.09 










$5,002.25 


$5,002.25 




MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS 








Cr. 






Appropriation 

Transfer from Reserve Fund 






$5,420.00 
400.00 






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Amount Brought Forward $5,820.00 

Dr. 



Salary, Janitor 


$1,975.75 




Extra Janitorial Assistance 


207.20 




Maintenance of Buildings 


3,600.71 




Total Expenditures 


$5,783.66 




Balance to Revenue 


36.34 






$5,820.00 


$5,820.00 


POLICE DEPARTMENT 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$37,324.00 


Dr. 






Salaries : 






Chief 


$ 2,975.00 




Patrolmen 


24,954.68 




Special Police, Matron and Other 






Employees 


2,231.64 




Office Maintenance 


1,084.44 




Gasoline, Oil and Auto Maintenance 


1,986.68 




Equipment, Traffic Lights, etc. 


1,203.53 





Total Expenditures $34,435 . 97 

Balance to Revenue 2,888.03 







$37,324.00 


$37,324.00 




FIRE DEPARTMENT 








Cr. 




Appropriation 






$49,843.00 


Refund 




Dr. 


.82 


Salaries: 








Chief 




$ 3,080.71 




Firemen 


)rward 


36,410.48 




A mo mil ( 'arried Ft 


$39,491 . 19 


$49,843.82 



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Amount Brought Forward $39,491 . 19 $49,843 . 82 

Call Men 4,407.30 

Ambulance Assistance and Other 

Employees 54.48 
Apparatus. Hose and Truck Main- 
tenance 1,770.88 
Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds 2,615 . 61 
Office Maintenance 340.39 
Alarm Boxes, etc. 549.00 
Equipment 614.52 



Total Expenditures $49,843 . 37 

Balance to Revenue . 45 



$49,843.82 $49,843.82 

ARTICLE 9— RADIO TELEPHONE EQUIPMENT 

Cr. 
Appropriation $1,800. 00 

Dr. 

Purchase Radio Telephone Equipment $1,800.00 



SI, 800. 00 $1,800.00 



ARTICLE 10— AMBULANCE 




Cr. 








Appropriation 






$4,000.00 


Transfer from Reserve Fund 






1,225.10 


Refund 






25.00 


Dr. 








Purchase Cadillac Ambulance 


$5 


,219.17 




Balance to Revenue 




30.93 





$5,250.10 $5,250.10 

STATE GUARD 

Cr. 
Appropriation $250.00 

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Amount Brought Forward $250 . 00 

Dr. 

Target Service, etc. $ 37.55 

Balance to Revenue 212.45 



$250.00 $250.00 

BUILDING INSPECTOR 

Cr. 

Appropriation $525 . 00 

Dr. 



Salaries, Building Inspectors 




$501.00 




Office Supplies and Printing 




22.25 




Total Expenditures 


$523.25 




Balance to Revenue 




1.75 






$525.00 


$525.00 


WIRE INSPECTOR 






Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$425 . 00 


Salary, Wire Inspector 




$400.00 




Printing 




10.50 




Total Expenditures 


$410.50 




Balance to Revenue 




14.50 





$425.00 $425.00 

SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 

Cr. 
Appropriation $450 . 00 

Dr. 
Salary, Sealer of Weights and Measures $400 . 00 
Office Supplies, Seals, Dies, etc. 47 . 80 



Amount Carried Forward $447.80 S450.00 

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Amount Brought Forward $447 . 80 $450 . 00 

Total Expenditures $447 . 80 

Balance to Revenue 2 . 20 



$450.00 $450.00 



MOTH SUPPRESSION 

Cr. 

Appropriation 

Dr. 
Salary, Moth Superintendent 
Labor 

Ofnce Maintenance 
Gasoline, Oil and Truck Maintenance 
Insecticides, Hardware and Tools 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



ARTICLE 25— POWER SPRAYING MACHINE WITH 

EQUIPMENT 

Cr. 

Appropriation $1,250.00 

Dr. 
Purchase Power Sprayer $1,250.00 





$5,830.00 


$1,125.00 




3,182.63 




180.84 




499.24 




831.43 




$5,819.14 




10.86 




$5,830.00 


$5,830.00 



$1,250.00 $1,250.00 

TREE WARDEN 

Cr. 
Appropriation $8,480.00 

Dr. 
Salary, Tree Warden $1,356.00 

Labor 5,670.58 

Office Maintenance 210.06 



Amount Carried Forward $7,236.64 $8,480.00 

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$7,236.64 

681.28 
387.02 


$8,480.00 


$8,304.94 
175.06 





Amount Brought Forward 

Gasoline, Oil and Truck Maintenance 
Trees, Hardware and Tools 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



$8,480.00 $8,480.00 

ARTICLE 24— ROADSIDE TRACTOR MOWER 

Cr. 

Appropriation $1,485 . 00 

Dr. 
Purchase Roadside Tractor Mower $1,296.50 
Balance to Revenue 188.50 



$1,485.00 $1,485.00 



FOREST FIRES 






Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$1,925.00 


Salary, Fire Warden 




$225.00 




Wages, Fighting Fires 




496.50 




Gasoline, Oil and Truck Maintenance 


579.99 




Maintenance of Building 




397.02 




Total Expenditure. 




$1,698.51 




Balance to Revenue 




226.49 





$1,925.00 $1,925.00 

HEALTH DEPARTMENT 

Cr. 
Appropriation $4,868 . 00 

Petty Cash Refund 10 . 00 



Amount Carried Forward $4,878.00 

49 



Amount Brought Forward $4,878.00 



Dr. 




Salaries, Board of Health 


$ 300.00 


Salary, Agent 


1,724.00 


Office Maintenance 


217.41 


Quarantine and Contagious Diseases 


4.00 


Rabies Vaccine and Dog Vaccinations 


363.00 


Baby Clinic 


358.40 


Milk Inspector, Salary and Expenses 


289.87 


Agent, Use of Car 


350.00 


Plumbing Inspections 


462.00 


Disposing of Dead Cats and Dogs 


137.50 


Recording Vital Statistics 


19.75 


Total Expenditures 


$4,225.93 


Balance to Revenue 


652.07 



$4,878.00 $4,878.00 



CARE AND TREATMENT OF TUBERCULAR PATIENTS 

Cr. 

Appropriation $5,000 . 00 

Dr. 
Care and Treatment of Tubercular 

Patients $1,552.30 

Balance to Revenue 3,447 . 70 



$5,000.00 $5,000.00 

ESSEX COUNTY TUBERCULOSIS HOSPITAL 

Cr. 
Appropriation $10,129 . 90 

Dr. 
Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital $10,129.90 



$10,129.90 $10,129.90 
50 



PUBLIC DUMP 






Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$1,000.00 


Salary, Keeper of the Dump 




$852.00 




Clearing Dump Area 




40.00 




Total Expenditure 


$892.00 




Balance to Revenue 




108.00 








$1,000.00 


$1,000.00 



SEWERS MAINTENANCE 

Cr. 
Appropriation $5,800 . 00 

Dr. 
Salaries, Superintendents $ 325 . 60 

Labor 2,174.68 

Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 2,141.35 
Tools and Equipment 591.77 



Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 


)VING 

Cr. 

Dr. 


$5,233.40 
566.60 




ARTICLE 6— IMPR( 

Balance from 1945 

Labor 

Pipeline Construction 


$5,800.00 $5,800.00 

I SEWER SYSTEM 

$5,513.49 

$ 51,00 
4,877.92 


Total Expenditures 
Balance to 1947 


$4,928.92 
584.57 






$5,513.49 


$5,513.49 



51 



HIGHWAYS MAINTENANCE 

Cr. 
Appropriation $52,300. 00 

Dr. 
Salaries, Superintendents $ 3,277.60 

Salaries, Clerks 1,608.20 

Labor 28,210.79 

Office Maintenance 252 . 60 
Equipment, Repairs and Maintenance 854.97 

Loam, Sand and Gravel 695 . 45 

Roadway Maintenance 1,514.24 

Asphalt, Tarvia and Road Oil 14,673 . 06 

Rental of Equipment 397 . 25 



Total Expenditures $51,484. 16 

Balance to Revenue 815.84 



$52,300.00 $52,300.00 



TRUCKS, GARAGE AND REPAIR SHOP MAINTENANCE 

Cr. 
Appropriation $9,000 . 00 

Dr. 
Labor $2,410.52 
Shop Maintenance 856.61 
Gasoline, Oil and Truck Maintenance 5,335.29 
Hardware, Tools, etc. 395. 12 


Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 


$8,997.54 
2.46 






$9,000.00 


$9,000.00 



ARTICLE 16— NEW SIDEWALKS 

Cr. 
Appropriation $5,000. 00 

52 



Amount Brought Forward 




$5,000.00 


Dr. 






Labor 


$2,607.14 




Building Retaining Wall 


461 . 50 




Materials for Sidewalk Construction 


1,930.90 




Total Expenditures 


$4,999.54 




Balance to Revenue 


.46 






$5,000.00 


$5,000.00 



SNOW REMOVAL AND SANDING 

Cr. 
Balance from 1945 
Appropriation 
Refund 

Dr. 
Labor 

Plowing and Sanding Roads 
Tools, Equipment and Repairs 
Gasoline and Oil Maintenance 
Fences, Salt and Sand 





$ 437.50 




25,000.00 




.84 


$14,676.89 




6,549.25 




2,184.53 




790.06 




797.68 





Total Expenditures $24,998.41 

Balance to Revenue 439.93 



$25,438.34 $25,438.34 



$775.79 



ARTICLE 28— PLOWING PRIVATE WAYS 


Cr. 




Balance from 1945 




Dr. 




Labor 


$ 25.50 


Plowing 


136.50 


Total Expenditures 


$162.00 


Balance to Revenue 


613.79 



$775.79 $775.79 



53 



STREET LIGHTING 

Cr. 

Appropriation $20,000 . 00 

Dr. 
Street Lighting $18,206 . 54 

Balance to Revenue 1,793.46 



$20,000.00 $20,000.00 
PUBLIC WELFARE 



Cr. 




Appropriation 


$10,000.00 


Dr. 




Salaries, Board of Public Welfare 


$ 300.00 


Salary, Agent 


672.00 


Clerk 


367.50 


Office Maintenance 


57.97 


Cash to Individuals 


2,814.00 


Groceries and Provisions 


409.00 


Fuel 


74.48 


Board and Care 


322.00 


Medicine and Medical Attendance 


129.40 


State Institutions 


3,139.34 


Relief by Other Cities and Towns 


367.80 


Agent's Expenses 


8.70 


Total Expenditures 


$8,662.19 


Balance to Revenue 


1,337.81 



$10,000.00 $10,000.00 

AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN 
(Town) 

Cr. 
Appropriation $8,000 . 00 

Refunds 90.00 



Amount Carried Forward $8,090.00 

54 



mount Brought Forward 






$8,090.00 




Dr. 






dministration : 
Salary, Agent 
Clerk 
Office Maintenance 




$ 145.00 

113.50 

20.10 




id: 
Aid to Dependent Children 




6,859.48 




Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 


$7,138.08 
951.92 







$8,090.00 


$8,090.00 


AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN 




(Federal Grants) 




Cr. 






Balance from 1945 




$ 28.37 


Federal Grants Received in 1946 




2,348.60 


Dr. 

Administration : 






Salary, Agent 


$ 80.00 




Clerk 


63.75 




Office Maintenance 


14.75 




Aid: 






Aid to Dependent Children 


2,216.77 




Total Expenditures 


$2,375.27 




Balance to 1947 


1.70 






$2,376.97 


$2,376.97 


OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 




(Town) 






Cr. 






Appropriation 




$55,000.00 


Refunds 




106.75 


Amount Carried Forward 


$55,106.75 



55 



Amount Brought Forward $55,106. 75 

Dr. 

Administration : 

Salary, Agent $1,741.66 

Clerk 426.50 

Office Maintenance 76. 18 

Aid: 

Old Age Assistance 44,430 . 24 

Paid to Other Cities and Towns 1 , 740 . 68 



Total Expenditures 




$48,415.26 




Balance to Revenue 




6,691.49 






$55,106.75 


$55,106.75 


OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 




(Federal Grants) 






Cr. 




- 


Balance from 1945 






$ 19.60 


Refunds 






47.15 


Federal Grants Received in 1946 




33,025.17 




Dr. 






Administration : 








Salary, Agent 




$ 260.33 




Clerk 




669.75 




Office Maintenance 




127.87 




Aid: 








Old Age Assistance 




32,023.31 




Total Expenditures 


$33,081.26 




Balance to 1947 




10.66 





$33,091.92 $33,091.92 



INFIRMARY 

Cr. 
Appropriation $9,800 . 00 

56 



Amount Brought Forward 



Dr. 



Salary, Matron 
Other Employees 
Groceries and Provisions 
Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds 
Fuel, Water, Electricity and Telephone 
Household Furniture and Supplies 
Medicine and Medical Supplies 
Dry Goods and Clothing 
Miscellaneous Expenses 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 





S9,800.00 


$1,-063.00 




1,798.25 




2,111.52 




1,066.18 




1,144.39 




456.71 




67.57 




58.02 




191.59 




$7,957.23 




1,842.77 




$9,800.00 


$9,800.00 



SOLDIERS' BENEFITS 

Cr. 



Appropriation 


Dr. 




$9,800.00 


Administration : 








Salary, Agent 




$2,822.50 




Clerks 




2,175.75 




Office Maintenance 




820.83 




State Aid 




40.00 




War Allowance 




20.00 




Soldiers' Benefits: 








Cash Allowance 




480.85 




Fuel, Rent and Electricity 




305.08 




Groceries and Provisions 




264.01 




Medicine and Medical Attendance 


163.64 




Board and Care 




775.33 




Burial 




100.00 




Clothing 




86.25 




Total Expenditures 


$8,054.24 




Balance to Revenue 




1,745.76 








$9,800.00 


$9,800.00 



57 



SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 



Cr. 






Appropriation 




$220,978.00 


Transfer from Reserve Fund 




1,800.00 


Refunds 




7.29 


Dr. 






Salaries, Superintendent 


$5,362.63 




Clerks 


3,442.57 




Truant Officer 


100.00 




Office Maintenance 


1,650.99 




Teachers' Salaries: 






High 


41,404.38 




Junior High 


42,512.52 




Elementary 


66,300.99 




Textbooks and Supplies: 






High 


2,251.91 




Junior High 


2,539.23 




Elementary 


2,344.57 




Tuition : 






High. 


699.94 




Junior High 


91.45 




Elementary 


64.91 




Transportation: 






High 


3,594.20 




Junior High 


3,581.40 




Elementary 


4,794.69 




Janitors' Services: 






High 


5,667.76 




Junior High 


6,355.44 




Elementary 


7,215.59 




Health: 






High 


1,204.04 




Junior High 


1,119.18 




Elementary 


2,086.36 




Fuel: 






High 


1,732.35 




Junior High 


1,778.54 




Elementary 


4,660.93 




Amount Carried Forward ' 


$212,556.57 


$222,785.29 



58 



Amount Brought Forward $212,556.57 $222,785.29 

Lawrence Gas and Electric Company: 

High '728.68 

Junior High 1,627.38 

Elementary 938.71 

Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds: 

High 2,040.60 

Junior High and Elementary 4,848.21 



Total Expenditures $222,740. 15 

Balance to Revenue 45. 14 



$222,785.29 $222,785.29 

ARTICLE 26— VOCATIONAL EDUCATION 

$900.00 



Cr. 




Appropriation 




Dr. 




Teachers' Salaries 


$859.50 


Miscellaneous Expenses 


36.12 


Total Expenditures 


$895.62 


Balance to Revenue 


4.38 



$900.00 $900.00 



ARTICLE 27— ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN 
KINDERGARTEN GRADES 


Appropriation 


<^R. 

Dr. 




$3,200.00 


Teachers' Salaries 
Equipment and Suppli 


es 


$2,408.10 
784.07 





Total Expenditures $3,192. 17 

Balance to Revenue 7 . 83 



$3,200.00 $3,200.00 



59 



ARTICLE 29— PURCHASE NEW POWER LAWN MOWER 

Cr. 
Appropriation $600.00 

Dr. 
Purchase Power Lawn Mower $580.00 

Balance to Revenue 20.00 



MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 

Cr. 



$600.00 $600.00 



Appropriation 






$20,603.00 


Dog Account Refund 






1,443.31 


Income from Investments 


Dr. 




2,775.00 


Salaries, Librarian 




$3,093.83 




Assistants 




9,618.43 




Janitors 




2,167.75 




Treasurer 




99.96 




Books and Periodicals 




4,548.97 




Binding Books 




739.41 




Office Maintenance 




1,333.16 




Fuel and Electricity 




1,562.55 




Maintenance of Buildings and 


Grounds 


1,652.96 




Total Expenditures 


$24,817.02 




Balance to Revenue 




4.29 





$24,821.31 $24,821.31 



PARK DEPARTMENT 

Cr. 
Appropriation $4,600.00 

Dr. 
Salaries, Superintendents $ 186.00 

Labor 3,630.74 



Amount Carried Forward S3, 816. 74 S4,600.00 

60 



Amount Brought Forward 


S3, 816. 74 


$4,600.00 


Rental and Maintenance of Grounds 


619.93 




Hardware, Equipment and Tools 


157.93 




Total Expenditures 


$4,594.60 




Balance to Revenue 


5.40 
$4,600.00 






$4,600.00 


PLAYGROUND COMMITTEE 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$3,344.00 


Dr. 






Salaries, Instructors 


$2,053.00 




Labor 


155.87 




Police, Matron and Other Employees 


303.00 




Recreational Supplies, etc. 


826.29 





Total Expenditures $3,338.16 

Balance to Revenue 5 . 84 



S3, 344. 00 $3,344.00 



POMPS POND BATHING BEACH 

Cr. 
Appropriation 

Dr. 

Salaries, Lifeguards 

Labor 

Rental of Pond 

Equipment and Repairs 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



61 





$2,200.00 


$1,717.04 




15.00 




100.00 




366.54 




$2,198.58 




1.42 




$2,200.00 


$2,200.00 



ARTICLE 14— RENEW AND PAINT ONE-HALF 

BLEAGHERS 

(Central Playstead) 

Cr. 
Appropriation $2,000 . 00 

Dr. 
Renew and Paint Bleachers $2,000.00 



$2,000.00 $2,000.00 

ARTICLE 19— BUILDING PLAYGROUND AND ERECT 

FENCE, ETC. 
(West Center School) 

Cr. 
Balance from 1945 $683 . 80 

Dr. 
Erecting Fence $683.80 



$683.80 $683.80 

ARTICLE 34— EXPANDED RECREATIONAL PROGRAM 

Cr. 
Balance from 1945 $911.12 

Dr. 
Recreational Supplies $ 86.50 

Balance to Excess and Deficiency 824.62 



$911.12 $911.12 

ARTICLE 37— SUPERVISED WINTER RECREATION 

PROGRAM 
(Hussey's Pond) 

Cr. 
Appropriation $450 . 00 

Dr. 
Equipment and Supplies $ 87.46 

Balance to 1947 362 . 54 



$450.00 $450.00 

62 



ARTICLE 39— PROVIDING ICE-SKATING PROGRAM 
AND FACILITIES 

Cr. 

Appropriation $500.00 

Dr. 
Labor and Miscellaneous Supplies $195. 10 

Balance to 1947 304.90 



$500.00 $500.00 

DAMAGES TO PERSONS AND PROPERTY 

Cr. 

Appropriation $500 . 00 

Dr. 
Damages to Persons and Property $134.92 

Balance to Revenue 365.08 



$500.00 $500.00 

AMERICAN LEGION QUARTERS 

Cr. 

Appropriation $600 . 00 

Dr. 
Rent, American Legion Quarters $600.00 



$600.00 $600.00 

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS QUARTERS 

Cr. 

Appropriation $600 . 00 

Dr. 
Rent, Veterans of Foreign Wars Quarters $600 . 00 



$600.00 $600.00 

INSURANCE 

Cr. 
Appropriation $11,000.00 

63 



Amount Brought Forward $11,000.00 

Dr. 
Insurance $10,968.12 

Balance to Revenue 31.88 



$11,000.00 $11,000.00 

ARMISTICE DAY 

Cr. 

Appropriation $150.00 

Dr. 
Bands and Wreaths $150.00 





$150.00 


$150.00 


MEMORIAL DAY, 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$1,026.00 


Dr. 






Andover Brass Band 


$125.00 




Plants, Wreaths, Flags, etc. 


677.42 




Total Expenditures 


$802.42 




Balance to Revenue 


223.58 


- 




$1,026.00 


$1,026.00 


TOWN REPORTS 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$1,053.50 


Dr. 






Printing Town Reports 


$1,053.50 





$1,053.50 $1,053.50 

TOWN SCALES 

Cr. 
Appropriation $175 . 00 

64 



Amount Brought Forward 


Dr. 




$175.00 


Salary, Public Weigher 




$100.00 




Balance to Revenue 




75.00 





'$175.00 



$175.00 



WATER DEPARTMENT 

Cr. 



Appropriation 




$48,000.00 


Petty Cash Refund 




50.00 


Refund 




9.70 


Dr. 






Salaries, Superintendents 


$ 3,225.30 




Clerks 


2,027.40 




Secretary 


50.00 




Labor 


14,847.02 




Engineers 


7,358.20 




Office Maintenance 


1,104.67 




Pipe, Meter and Fittings 


4,025.81 




Equipment, Hardware and Tools 


826.30 




Maintenance of Pumping Station 


10,457.09 




Water from City of Lawrence 


162.00 




Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 


3,773.94 




Total Expenditures 


$47,857.73 




Balance to Revenue 


201.97 





$48,059.70 $48,059.70 



ARTICLE 5^IMPROVING WATER SYSTEM 

Cr. 
Balance from 1945 $30,706. 70 

Transfer from Free Cash 50,000.00 

Transfer from Post War Rehabilitation Fund 65,000 . 00 



Amount Carried Forward 



S145.706. 70 



65 



Amount Brought Forward $145,706. 70 

Dr. 

Salary, Engineer $ 234.00 

Labor 1,303.36 

Plans and Specifications 7,918.49 

Pipe and Construction 119,189.63 

Tarvia, Concrete and All Other 917.81 



Total Expenditures $129,563.29 

Balance to 1947 16,143.41 



$145,706.70 $145,706.70 

ARTICLE 18— ENGINEERING SERVICES TO MAKE 
STUDY OF WATER AND SEWER SYSTEMS 

Cr. 
Balance from 1945 $637 . 00 

Dr. 
Engineering Services $116.91 

Balance to Excess and Deficiency 520.09 



$637.00 $637.00 

ARTICLE 20— PURCHASE LIGHT TRUCK 

Cr. 

Appropriation $ 1 , 1 00 . 00 

Dr. 
Purchase Dodge Truck $1,095 . 14 

Balance to Revenue 4.86 



$1,100.00 $1,100.00 

ARTICLE 43— WATER MAIN EXTENSION— 
BLANCHARD STREET 

Cr. 
Appropriation $4,550. 00 

Refund - 4.40 



Amount Carried Forward $4,554.40 

66 



Amount Brought Forward 

Dr. 

Labor 

Pipe and Fittings 

Construction, etc. 


$ 560.69 

1,789.53 

849.59 


$4,554.40 


Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 


$3,199.81 
1,354.59 









$4,554.40. 


$4,554.40 


ARTICLE 44— WATER MAIN EXTENSION- 


BALLARDVALE 


ROAD 






Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$1,800.00 


Labor 




$1,141.43 




Pipe and Fittings 




355.30 




Construction, etc. 




302.28 




Total Expenditures 


$1,799.01 




Balance to Revenue 




.99 
$1,800.00 






$1,800.00 



ARTICLE 46— WATER MAIN EXTENSION— 
SALEM STREET ALONG VINE STREET 

Cr. 
Appropriation $1,800. 00 

Refund 1 . 70 

Dr. 
Labor $532.11 

Pipe and Fittings 597. 18 

Construction, etc. 198.91 



Total Expenditures $1,328.20 

Balance to 1947 473.50 



$1,801.70 $1,801.70 



67 



ARTICLE 47— WATER MAIN EXTENSION- 
SPRING GROVE ROAD 


Appropriation 
Refund 


Cr. 




$1,250.00 
1.70 


Labor 

Pipe and Fittings 

Construction, etc. 


Dr. 


$380.40 
271.45 
144.01 




Total Expenditures 
Balance to 1947 


$795.86 
455.84 





$1,251.70 $1,251.70 



ARTICLE 50 


-WATER MAIN EXTENSION 




VIRGINIA ROAD 




Cr. 




Appropriation 


Dr. 




Labor 




$210.83 


Pipe and Fittings 




387.69 



$600.00 



Total Expenditures $598 . 52 

Balance to Revenue 1 . 48 



$600.00 $600.00 



ARTICLE 52— REPAIR FENCE ON WEST BANK OF 

SHAWSHEEN RIVER BETWEEN HAVERHILL STREET 

AND LOT "B" 

Cr. 
Appropriation $2,400 . 00 

Dr. 
Chain Link Fence $2,400 . 00 



$2,400.00 $2,400.00 

68 



SPRING GROVE C 


EMETERY 






Cr. 






Appropriation 






$12,734.60 


Petty Cash Refund 


Dr. 




10.00 


Salary, Superintendent 




$2,301.60 




Clerk 




200.00 




Labor 




8,737.60 




Office Maintenance 




158.63 




Containers 




464.00 




Equipment, Tools and Truck Main- 






tenance 




499.33 




Seed, Loam, Cinders, etc. 




325.15 




Total Expenditures 


$12,686.31 




Balance to Revenue 




58.29 








$12,744.60 


$12,744.60 



ARTICLE 30— PURCHASE 600-WATT GENERATOR 

Cr. 

Appropriation $225.00 

Dr. 
Purchase Generator $225 . 00 



$225.00 $225.00 

ARTICLE 31— PURCHASE FORD TRUCK 

Cr. 
Appropriation $1,500. 00 

Dr. 
Purchase Truck $1,499 . 04 

Balance to Revenue .96 

$1,500.00 $1,500.00 

INTEREST 

Cr. 
Appropriatio n $5,716.25 

69 



Amount Brought Forward 



$5,716.25 



Dr. 



Interest 



$5,716.25 



$5,716.25 



$5,716.25 



MATURING DEBT 

Cr. 

Appropriation 

Note Premium from 1945 

Dr. 
General Loans $41,000.00 



Town Clerk's Dog License Money 
Cemetery Perpetual Care Funds 
Private Trust Funds 
Retirement Fund 
Essex County Tax 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
War Savings Bonds 
Withholding Taxes 
Refunds 

Total Expenditures, 1946 



$41,000.00 



$40,737.42 
262.58 



$41,000.00 

2,261.60 

5,466.84 

224.02 

17,591.00 

36,453.22 

16,959.76 

4,660.00 

40,172.64 

948.22 

$1,057,715.17 



RESERVE FUND 

Cr. 



Transferred from Overlay 


Reserve 
Dr. 




$15,000.00 


Municipal Buildings 




$ 400.00 




Tax Collector 




125.00 




School Department 




1,800.00 




Article 10, Ambulance 




1,225.10 




Total Transferred 


$ 3,550.10 




Balance to Overlay Reserve 


11,449.90 





$15,000.00 $15,000.00 



70 



TAXES 1942 



Refunds 
Abated 



$4.00 



$4.00 





$4.00 


$4.00 




TAXES 1943 




Refunds 


$14.00 




Abated 




$14.00 




$14.00 


$14.00 




TAXES 1944 




Balance from 1945 


$893.39 




Refunds 


22.00 




Collected in 1946 




$893 . 39 


Abated 




22.00 




$915.39 


$915.39 




TAXES 1945 




Balance from 1945 


$34,396.15 




Refunds 


72.80 




Collected in 1946 




$32,619.78 


Abated 




808.11 


Tax Titles 




154.43 


Balance to 1947 




886.63 



$34,468.95 $34,468.95 



Commitments 
Refunds 

Collected in 1946 
Abated 
Tax Titles 
Balance to 1947 



TAXES 1946 

$604,138.10 
638.95 



$568,502.72 

3,830.30 

262 . 80 

32,181.23 



$604,777.05 $604,777.05 



71 



FOREST PRODUCTS 1946 

Commitment $68 . 05 

Collected in 1946 $68.05 



$68.05 $68.05 

FOREST LAND 1946 

Commitment SI 1.88 

Collected in 1946 $11.88 





$11.88 


$11.88 




WATER LIENS 1945 




Balance from 1945 


$180.65 




Collected in 1946 




$180.65 




$180.65 


$180.65 




WATER LIENS 1946 




Commitments 


$246.00 




Collected in 1946 




$201.26 


Balance to 1947 




44.74 



$246 . 00 $246 . 00 

TAX TITLE ACCOUNT 

Balance from 1945 $2,467.15 

Added to Tax Titles 466 . 63 

Redemptions $2,264.75 

Balance to 1947 669.03 



S2.933.78 $2,933.78 

TAX TITLE POSSESSIONS 

Balance from 1945 $254.55 

Added to Tax Title Possessions 895 . 79 

Transferred to Tax Title Possessions S 1 , 5 00 . 00 

Balance to 1947 349.66 



$1,500.00 81,500.00 

72 



MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1945 

Balance from 1945 $124.55 

Committed in 1946 87 . 48 

Refunds 11.35 

Collected in 1946 $204.03 

Abated 19.35 

$223.38 $223.38 

MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1946* 

Commitments, 1946 $17,784.55 

Refunds 142.54 

Collected in 1946 $16,632.71 

Abated 459.72 

Balance to 1947 834.66 



$17,927.09 $17,927.09 

MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1945 

Balance from 1945 $118 . 52 

Collected in 1946 $115.00 

Balance to 1947 3.52 



$118.52 


$118.52 


MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1946 




Commitments, 1946 $1,814.84 




Collected in 1946 


$1,712.12 


Abated 


1.22 


Balance to 1947 


101.50 



$1,814.84 $1,814.84 

UNAPPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1946 

Commitment, 1946 $5,577.26 

Refund 3 . 00 

Collected in 1946 $1 ,941 . 43 

Abated 3 . 00 

Balance to 1947 3,635 . 83 



$5,580.26 $5,580.26 

73 



APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED-TO- 
TAXES 1945 

Balance from 1945 $20.17 

Collected in 1946 $20.17 



$20.17 $20.17 

APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED-TO- 
TAXES 1946 

Commitment, 1946 $20.17 

Balance to 1947 $20.17 



$20.17 $20.17 

COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1945 

Balance from 1945 $7.26 

Collected in 1946 $7.26 



$7.26 $7.26 

COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1946 

Commitment, 1946 $6.05 

Balance to 1947 $6.05 



$6.05 $6.05 

OVERLAY 1942 

Abatements, 1946 $4.00 

Balance to 1947 (to be raised in 1947) $4.00 



$4.00 $4.00 



OVERLAY 1943 

Balance from 1945 $839.93 

Abatements $ 58.98 

Balance to 1947 780.95 



$839.93 $839.93 

74 



Balance from 1945 
Abatements 
Balance to 1947 



OVERLAY 1944 



$ 162.65 
2,343.17 



$2,505.82 



$2,505.82 $2,505.82 



Balance from 1945 
Abatements 
Balance to 1947 



OVERLAY 1945 



$ 918.31 
6,072.61 

$6,990.92 



$6,990.92 



$6,990.92 



Overlay 1946 
Abatements 
Balance to 1947 



OVERLAY 1946 



$ 3,830.30 
10,365.41 



$14,195.71 



$14,195.71 $14,195.71 



OVERLAY RESERVE 

Balance from 1945 

Reserve Fund-Unexpended Balance 

Transferred to Reserve Fund $15,000.00 

Balance to 1947 18,002 . 35 



$21,552.45 
11,449.90 



$33,002.35 $33,002.35 



DEPARTMENTAL ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 

Balance from 1945 $ 7,987.67 

Charges, Accounts Receivable in 1946 56,011 . 13 

Collected in 1946 $52,921 . 10 

Abatements 127.46 

Balance to 1947 • 10,950.24 



$63,998.80 $63,998 SO 



75 



WATER RATES ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 



Balance from 1945 


$ 3,567.01 




Charges, Commitments, 1946 


61,206.72 




Adjustments 


36.00 




Refunds 


16.01 




Collected in 1946 




$60,365.00 


Abatements 




85.92 


Adjustments 




1.50 


Balance to 1947 




4,373.32 



$64,825.74 $64,825.74 



WATER SERVICES AND MISCELLANEOUS 
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 



Balance from 1945 


$315.57 




Charges, Commitments, 1946 


535.62 




Collected in 1946 




$571.35 


Adjustments 




27.00 


Balance to 1947 




252.84 



$851.19 $851.19 



EXCESS AND DEFICIENCY ACCOUNT 

Balance from 1945 

Refunds 1945 

Unexpended Appropriation Balances from 1945 

Estimated Receipts 

Revenue 1946 

Tax Title Revenue 

Transferred to Revenue $ 30,000.00 

Article 5— Water System 50,000 . 00 

Tax Title Revenue 41 7 . 23 

Balance to 1947 248,531 . 84 



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26 


39. 


50 


6,367, 


94 


78,022. 


.82 


28,801. 


43 


2,861. 


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$328,949.07 $328,949.07 
76 



JOHN CORNELL FUND 

Principal Fund : $5,000 . 00 

Andover Savings Bank $1 ,000 . 00 

Essex Savings Bank, Lawrence 1,000.00 

Broadway Savings Bank, Lawrence 1,000.00 

City Inst, for Savings, Lowell 1,000.00 

The Central Savings Bank, Lowell 1,000.00 

RECEIPTS 

Balance on hand, January 1, 1946 $389.34 

Interest received in 1946. 90.00 



$479.34 

EXPENDITURES 

Cross Coal Company $25 . 62 



Balance on hand, January 1; 1947 $453 . 72 



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Report of the 
Trustees of Punchard Free School 

YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1946 



January 1, 1946 

Cash in Banks $14,587 . 52 

Real Estate Mortgages 20,392 . 56 

Bonds at Book Value 42,019 . 92 



December 31, 1946 

Cash in Banks 11,669.66 

Real Estate Mortgages 23,310.42 

Bonds at Book Value 42,019 . 92 



INCOME ACCOUNT 

January 1, 1946 

Cash on Hand $4,289.26 

Interest and Dividends Received 2,462.78 



Expenditures: 






M. E. Stevens, Instructor 




$2,468.00 


Henry Grillo, Substitute 




60.00 


E. E. Hammond, Salary 




200.00 


Treasurer's Bond 




25.00 


Safe Deposit Box 




12.00 


Miscellaneous Expense 




1.00 


U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue 




a/c Withholding Tax 




304.32 


December 31, 1946 — Cash on 


Hand 


3.681.72 



GOLDSMITH FUND 

Jan. 1, 1946— Cash in Savings Bank $ 332.45 
Interest Received 6.67 



339.12 
Prizes awarded 10.00 



$77,000.00 



77,000.00 



$6,752.04 



$6,752.04 



Dec. 31, 1946— Cash in Savings Bank $ 329. 12 

80 



DRAPER FUND 

Jan. 1, 1946— Cash in Savings Bank $1,506.54 
Interest Received 29.97 



1,536.51 
Scholarship awarded 30.00 



Dec. 31, 1946— Cash in Savings Bank $1,506.51 



BARNARD FUND 

Jan. 1, 1946— Cash in Savings Bank $27.58 

Dividends Received 40 . 00 

Interest Received . 14 





67.72 


"izes awarded: 




First $20.00 




Second 12.00 




Third 8.00 







$40.00 



Dec. 31, 1946— Cash in Savings Bank $ 27.72 



GHAPIN FUND 

Jan. 1, 1946— Cash in Savings Bank $2,211 . 15 
Interest Received 44.04 

2,255.19 
Scholarship awarded 40 . 00 

Dec. 31, 1946— Cash in Savings Bank $2,215 . 19 



RESERVE FUND 

Jan. 1, 1946— Cash in Savings Bank $3,669.32 
Interest Received 69.82 



3,739. 1 1 

si 



Amount Brought Forward $3,739. 14 

Withdrawal on account 
of payment on Year 
Book 350.00 



Dec 31, 1946— Cash in Savings Bank $3,389 . 14 

HENRY WARREN BARNARD AND MABEL PARADISE 
BARNARD FUND 

Jan. 1, 1946— Cash in Savings Bank $1,036.97 
Interest Received 20.46 

1,057.43 
Athletic Goods purchased 36.97 



Dec. 31, 1946— Cash in Savings Bank $1,020.46 



ELIZABETH T. GUTTERSON SCHOLARSHIP 

Jan. 1, 1946— Cash in Savings Bank $1,024.25 
Interest Received 20.38 



1,044.63 
Scholarship awarded 20 . 00 



Dec. 31, 1946— Cash in Savings Bank $1,024.63 



M. E. GUTTERSON BOTANY PRIZES 

Jan. 1, 1946— Cash in Savings Bank $ 304.61 
Interest Received 6.06 



310.67 
Prize awarded 5 . 00 



Dec. 31, 1946— Cash in Savings Bank $ 305 . 67 

Respectfully submitted, 

Edmond E. Hammond, Treasurer 

82 






Town Debt 

DETAIL OF PAYMENT BY YEARS 







Junior High 


Water 






Sewer 


School 


Extension 


Totals 


Year 


Rate 4K% 


2 & 2M% 


%% 


Av. 2.12% 


1947 


$ 5,000. 


$ 21,000. 


$15,000. 


$ 41,000. 


1948 


5,000. 


21,000. 


15,000. 


41,000. 


1949 


5,000. 


19,000. 


15,000. 


39,000. 


1950 


5,000. 


19,000. 


15,000. 


- 39,000. 


1951 


5,000. 


19,000. 




24,000. 


1952 


5,000. 


19,000. 




24,000. 


1953 


5,000. 


19,000. 




24,000. 


1954 




4,000. 




4,000. 


1955 


$35,000. 


4,000. 




4,000. 




$145,000. 


$60,000. 


$240,000. 



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Receipts and payments for the year were as follows : 

Balance January 1, 1946 $ 280,705 . 19 

Receipts 1,111,505.06 



$1,392,210.25 

Payments 1,057,715.17 



Balance, December 31, 1946 $ 334,495 . 08 

Disbursements were in accordance with 103 selectmen's war- 
rants. No money was borrowed. 13670 checks were issued, or 
10% more than in 1945. 

Cemetery perpetual care funds amount to $111,970.66, and 
17 other trust funds in the treasurer's custody, to $30,481.37, 
plus a balance of $89,388.38 in the post-war rehabilitation fund 
after the expenditure of $65,000. in water system improvements. 

As usual, the treasurer handled the funds of the retirement 
system under the direction of the board in charge, making 
the deductions from the members' pay and issuing monthly 
checks to pensioners, who increased from 18 to 27 during the 
year. $40,262.64 in tax withholdings from the pay of 310 people 
(about half of them regularly employed by the town) was for- 
warded to the collector of internal revenue. U.S. Savings Bond 
accounts were handled for 50 employees. Blue Shield member- 
ships were added to the Blue Cross and deductions made monthly 
from the pay of 131 people. 

Tax titles number 15 and amount to $770.59, one-half and 
one-third, respectively, of last year's figures. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Thaxter Eaton-, Treasurer 



89 



Report of Tax Collector 







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POLL TAXES 




Year 




Collected 


Abated 


Outstanding 






in 1946 


in 1946 


Jan. 1, 1947 


1945 




$ 30.00 


% 6.00 


None 


1946 




6,252.00 


*2,330.00 


$ 34.00 


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Abatements to Men 


in Armed Services 


$1,714.00 


Abatements to Men 


over 70 years 


490.00 






PERSONAL TAXES 




Year 




Collected 


A bated 


Outstanding 






in 1946 


in 1946 


Jan. 1, 1947 


1944 




S 155.88 


None 


None 


1945 




1,820.17 


$ 20.39 


$ 11.31 


1946 




79,048.85 


306.90 


1,721.34 






REAL ESTATE TAXES 




Year 




Collected 


Abated To Tax 


Outstanding 






in 1946 


in 1946 Title 


Jan. 1, 1947 


1944 




$ 737.51 


None None 


None 


1945 




30,769.61 


S 708.92 S154.43 


$ 875.32 


1946 




483,201.87 


1,151.10 262.80 


30,425.89 



Year 

1945 
1946 



MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 

Collected A bated Outstanding 

in 1946 in 1946 Jan. 1, 1947 

$ 204.03 $ 8.00 None 

16,632.71 459.72 S834.66 



MISCELLANEOUS COLLECTIONS 



Water Liens 

Moth Assessments 

Sewer Assessments (Apportioned) 

Committed Interest on Sewer Assessments 

Sewer Assessments (Unapportioned) 

Classified Forest Land Tax 

Forest Products Tax 

Interest on Delinquent Taxes 

Costs on Delinquent Taxes 

90 



S 381.91 
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20.17 

7.26 

1,941.43 

11.88 

68.05 
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Assessors' Report 



We herewith submit our annual report : 

Number of polls assessed 4,108 

Number of persons assessed (real and personal) 3,274 



Valuation of personal estate 


S 2,245,495.00 


Valuation of real estate 


14,289,955.00 


Special Warrant (Tangible 




personal property) 


6,325.00 




— $16,541,775.00 


Tax on polls 


S 8,216.00 


Tax on personal estate 


80,837.86 


Tax on real estate 


514,438.39 


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183.43 




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11.88 


Forest Products Tax 


68.05 


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1,814.84 


Sewer betterments 


20.17 


Sewer-committed interest 


6.05 


Sewer betterments — 4946 


5,577.26 


Water liens added to taxes 


246.00 


Abatements: year 1946 




Poll taxes — (largely servicemen) 2,330.00 


Personal estate 


349.20 


Real estate 


1,151.10 


Rate of taxation on $1000.— 


-$36.00 


Number of assessed 




Horses 


86 


Horses (Special Warrant) 


26 


Cows 


618 


Yearlings, bulls, heifers 


243 


Swine 


204 


Fowl 


53,862 


Sheep 


59 


All other 


83 



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Number of acres of land 

assessed 16,801.52 + or — 

Number of dwelling houses 

assessed 2,708 

MOTOR VEHICLE AND TRAILER EXCISE 

Number of vehicles assessed 4,069 

Assessed valuation 8709,465.00 

Excise 17,784.55 

Abatements 459.72 

Rate on S1000.00 35.40 

DECEMBER ASSESSMENTS 

Number of polls assessed 27 

Number of persons assessed 

(real and personal) 70 

Valuation of personal estate 
Valuation of real estate 
Number of acres of land assessed 
Number of dwelling houses assessed 
Tax on polls 
Tax on personal estate 
Tax on real estate 

Respectfully submitted, 

Roy E. Hardy, Chairman 

J. Everett Collins, Secretary 

Howell F. Shepard 

Board of Assessors 





SI, 550. 00 




9,795.00 


19 




3 






54.00 




55.80 




352.62 



93 



Municipal Properties and Public Improvements 





Land and 


Equip, and 


Total 




Buildings 


other property 




Town Hall 


$ 95,980 


$ 5,150 


S 101,130 


Shaw Property 


12.000 




12,000 


Fire Department 


62,280 


48,000 


110,280 


Police Department 


340 


2,700 


3.040 


Schools 


1,092,065 


51,179 


1,143,244 


Library 


129,560 


39,170 


168,730 


Water Department 


100,638 


859,346 


959,984 


Sewer Department 


2,600 


449,578 


452,178 


Highway Department 


12,550 


25,007 


37,557 


Parks and Playgrounds 


58,675 


1,500 


60,175 


Tree Warden and Moth Departments 




3,600 


3,600 


Infirmary 


44,125 


2,500 


46,625 


Spring Grove Cemetery 


31,300 


1,125 


32,425 


Weights and Measures 




350 


350 


Town Scales 




500 


500 


Old Schoolhouse, Ballardvale 


11,810 




11,810 


Punchard School Fund 




77,000 


77,000 


Memorial Hall Investment Funds 




84,000 


84,000 


Burnham Road — Land 


2,500 




2,500 


Pomps Pond Beach 


2,000 




2,000 


Indian Ridge — Land 


1,000 




1,000 


Woodland — West District 


275 




275 


Sanders Purchase — Dump Site 


3,100 




3,100 


River Park — Tax Title Possessions 


400 




400 


Carmel Woods — Land 


12,300 




12,300 


Totals 


$1,675,498 


$1,650,705 


$3,326,203 



94 



Report of Planning Board and Board 
of Survey 



The following Public Hearings and several subsequent meet- 
ings were held by the Planning Board during the year 1946: 

A Hearing was held May 24 on petition of the Plymold Cor- 
poration concerning the Pioneer Slopes Development off Haver- 
hill Street. The plan of subdivision (only) was approved. 

A Hearing was held August 2 on petition of George Dufton for 
approval of a subdivision plan of land and recommendation of 
acceptance of way to be known as Beech Circle, located at junc- 
tion of Shawsheen Road and Stevens Street. This plan was ap- 
proved and recommendation made. 

A Hearing was held August 30 on petition of George Cairns for 
approval of a subdivision plan of land at junction of Corbett 
Street and George Street. This plan was approved. 

A Hearing was held October 18 on petition of Alex Henderson 
for approval of a subdivision plan of land and recommendation of 
acceptance of way through from Central Street to Lupine Road. 
This plan was approved and recommendation made. 

The Board attended a general meeting April 26 with the Select- 
men, Finance Committee, Taxpayers' Association Committee, 
and the Committee on Water and Sewerage Survey regarding 
the needs of the Town concerning the Water and Sewer Systems. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Sidney P. White, Chairman 
W t alter C. Tomlinson, Secretary 
Leon A. Field 
Frederick E. Cheever 
Kirk R. Batcheller 
Clerk: 
Edward R. Lawson 



95 



Board of Appeals Report 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

The Board of Appeals under the Zoning By-Law of the Town 
of Andover has the following members: James S. Eastham, 
Chairman, term expiring May 1, 1949; Roy E. Hardy, Secretary, 
term expiring May 1, 1947; Edward P. Hall, term expiring May 
1, 1948; and two associate members, Leon A. Field and Walter C. 
Tomlinson, terms expiring May 1, 1947. 

During the year 1946, the eleventh year of the Zoning Law, the 
Board heard and decided thirteen cases, denying one and granting 
twelve. 

Respectfully submitted, 

James S. Eastham, Chairman 
Roy E. Hardy, Secretary 
Edward P. Hall 



96 



Water and Sewerage Investigation 

REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE 



January 18, 1947 

THE WATER SYSTEM 

The extension of large water mains was continued in 1946. 
Starting at Cutler Road with the 16" pipe laid in 1945, a 16" 
main was laid through Reservation, Central and Phillips Streets 
to Main St., 2.3 miles, where connection was made to the 12" 
pipe from the Low Service Reservoir. The 16" main was also 
carried through Central St. to Main St. at the Square, a distance 
of a little over a half mile. Further a 12" pipe was laid from the 
Square through Elm St. to Walnut Ave., about 2900 ft. The cost 
of this work will be about $135,000.00. 

With the work done in 1945 and 1946 the Town now has a new 
16" cast iron, cement lined main from the Haggetts Pond Pump- 
ing Station to the 12" pipe in Main St. direct from the Reservoir, 
a total distance of nearly four miles. The distance from the 
Pumping Station to the Square at Main St. is about the same. 
This much more free outlet for the pumps will enable them to 
deliver without overloading up to 40% more water than formerly 
and with some saving in the cost of pumping due to the lower 
pressure pumped against. 

The capacity of our Water Works has, therefore, been much 
increased and will take care of the needs of the Town for a con- 
siderable time if there is no abnormal growth. With a new suction 
pipe for the pumps they can in an emergency be operated to- 
gether for a limited time and furnish double the quantity formerly 
available. A further gain is the much larger quantity of water 
which can be delivered in the center of the Town from the 
Reservoir through the new 16" mains in Phillips and Central 
Streets. This is a valuable safeguard in case of a temporary inter- 
ruption of pumping. 

The new 12" Elm St. pipe reinforces the supply in this section 
of the Town. The 12" main laid in Haggetts Pond Road in 1945 
supplies much additional water for the northwest areas. Alto- 
gether the work done in the past two years much strengthens the 

97 



whole water plant and takes care of the most urgent needs. The 
total cost of this work was about $260,000.00. There is other 
work which will be needed in the coming years and a considerable 
part of it will be desirable within five years. The growth of the 
Town and the condition of business and industry will determine 
the urgency. The Report of the Committee of February, 1945, 
and the detailed study of Weston and Sampson furnish a compre- 
prehensive plan in general conformity with which all future work 
should be done. 

THE SEWERAGE SYSTEM 

In 1945, two improvements in the sewerage system were com- 
pleted, one providing a system for Shawsheen Heights, and the 
other providing facilities for Elm and Pine Streets, at a. cost of 
nearly $30,000. At the Annual Meeting in 1946, the Town voted 
to continue work on the sewerage system, but since no provision 
was made for raising part of the money from current taxes, the 
vote was illegal and no work could be done. 

It is again recommended that sewerage facilities be provided 
by extensions in the remainder of the Shawsheen area, and in 
Elm and Pine Streets, and that the Fletcher, Shepley and Binney 
Street sewers be connected to the main system, instead of being 
discharged into the Shawsheen River. The estimated cost is 
$45,000.00, considerably more than was provided last year. But 
if this work is done, all of the immediate requirements on the 
Sewerage System will have been cared for, and the further 
extensions outlined in our 1945 report can be deferred for several 
years. 



Respectfully submitted, 



Edward V. French 
Sidney P. White 
Joseph A. McCarthy 
Committee 



98 



Report of the Committee on the 
300th Anniversary 



At the annual Town Meeting of 1946, the citizens made an 
appropriation of $5,000.00 to be expended under the direction of 
the Committee of Fifteen "for the proper observance of the 300th 
anniversary of the incorporation of the town." The observance 
has been held, and the Committee makes the following report: 

The first meeting of the Committee was held in March, on the 
day after the appropriation was made, and others followed at 
intervals of two weeks. Preliminary plans, necessarily somewhat 
hurried, were quickly made on as broad a scale as the appropria- 
tion permitted. The program follows: 

THURSDAY, MAY 30 

10:00 a.m. Memorial Service for veterans of all wars in Memorial Auditorium. 

Address'by Philip K. Allen. 
1:30 p.m. Historical Parade. Baseball Game at Playstead following the 

Parade. Punchard vs. Johnson. 
10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Industrial Exhibit at Memorial Gymnasium. 

FRIDAY, MAY 31 

2:00 p.m. Historical Pageant at Playstead with all schools and academies 
participating. 
10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Industrial Exhibit at Memorial Gymnasium. 

8:15 p.m. Tercentenary Concert by Andover Community Orchestra, with 
Percy Grainger, guest soloist, Memorial Auditorium. Golf Tourn- 
ament at Andover Country Club. 

SATURDAY, JUNE 1 

9:00 a.m. Bicycle Race for riders fourteen years and under. Start at Ballard- 

vale, finish at Playstead. 
9:30 a.m. Bicycle Race for riders fifteen and over. Start at Ballardvale, finish 

at Playstead. 
10:00 a.m. Track Meet at Playstead. Punchard vs. Johnson. 
2:00 p.m. Professional Baseball Game at Brothers Field. Lawrence Million- 
aires vs. Lawrence City League All-Stars. 
10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Industrial Exhibit at Memorial Gymnasium. 
6:30 p.m. Tercentenary Banquet at Case Memorial Cage, Phillips Academy. 
Dr. Claude M. Fuess, Presiding. 

Guests of Honor: The Mayor of Andover, England, Councillor 
G. D. D. Young, and The Mayoress, Mrs. U. Sainsbury. 
Historical Address by James Phinney Baxter, 3rd, President of 
Williams College. 

SPEAKERS: James V. Forrestal, Secretary of t he Navy 
I '.overnor Maurice J. Tobin 
Senator Leverett Saltonstall 
Congresswoman Edith Nourse Rogers 
Golf Tournament at Andover Country Club. 

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SUNDAY, JUNE 2 
Historical Sermons at the Morning Services in Andover Churches 
Golf Tournament at Andover Country Club. 
10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Industrial Exhibit at Memorial Gymnasium. 
8:30 p.m. Sacred Concert at Cochran Chapel, Phillips Academy. Chorus of 
150 voices directed by J. Everett Collins, and All-Boy Chorus 
directed by Miss Miriam Sweeney. 

Except on Saturday, our Sports Day, the weather was favor- 
able. The townspeople, individually and collectively, showed a 
continued and growing interest in the program, and those who 
labored long and earnestly in preparing the parade, the pageant, 
the musical programs, the banquet, and the exhibitions deserve 
the thanks of their neighbors. 

It is impossible to make any comprehensive list of those who 
contributed to the success of this anniversary celebration. An 
especially gratifying feature, however, was the attendance of the 
Mayor and Mayoress of Andover, England, who flew across the 
Atlantic in order to be present. Their interest, enthusiasm, good 
nature, and pleasing personalities will long be remembered. We 
wish to thank every individual who assisted in making our 300th 
anniversary one worthy of our historic town. 

It is perhaps worthy of comment that the Committee, with 
characteristic New England economy, did not spend all the 
appropriation and that $375.00 will accordingly be returned to 
the town treasury. 

We expect that a complete pictured story of the anniversary 
celebration will be available before this Report is printed. Our 
work as a group is complete, and we thank our fellow citizens for 
the support which they have given us. 

THE ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE OF FIFTEEN 

Dr. Claude M. Fuess, Chairman 
Roy E. Hardy, Secretary 
J. Everett Collins Henry G. Tyer 

Edward P. Hall Burton S. Flagg 

Howell F. Shepard Bernard L. McDonald 

H. Bradford Lewis Leo F. Daley 

William A. Trow *Mary Byers Smith 

Frederick E. Cheever Irving Southworth 

Thaxter Eaton Bessie P. Goldsmith 

* Resigned. 

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Report of Recreation Committee 



The newly appointed Committee on Recreation for the town 
of Andover submits its report for the year of 1946: 

The Summer Playground activities, under the supervision of 
Benjamin Dimlich and assisted by nine full time trained leaders, 
working on our five playgrounds, from 10.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M., 
plus an evening program at Central, had a successful season, as 
evident by the following registration and attendance: 







Attendance 






Registra- 


Playground 


Morning Afternoon 


Evening 


Total 


tion 


Ballardvale 


6120 


6850 




12,970 


352 


Central 


2254 


5812 


3000 


11,066 


687 


Indian Ridge 


2096 


2475 




4,571 


112 


Shawsheen 


1460 


3382 




4,842 


247 


West Center 


1110 


2312 




3,422 


54 


Total 


36,871 


1,452 



The usual games, tournaments and contests were held this year 
in addition to weekly dances. These dances proved so successful 
that there were continued until November 1st, by the committee, 
and they are now sponsored by the Andover Guild. The average 
attendance to these dances was 225. A fifth playground was 
opened and staffed, at no additional cost, in West Andover, on 
the school grounds. This proved highly successful and beneficial 
to the youth in that district. 

The recreation program in Andover heretofore has operated 
during summer months only, but in the past two years has de- 
veloped into a year round program. Skating areas have been 
built and boards installed at Central and Ballardvale. They were 
Hooded and kept clear of snow and offered many days of good 
skating. Hussey's Pond provided a longer skating season and for 
I he first time was under supervision. Realizing the danger, safety 
precautions were taken. A Life Preserver with 75 feet of rope was 
installed and a long ladder was kept at the pond all winter. 

Coasting was undertaken by your committee and five streets 
in various parts of the town were blocked off. thanks to the 

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police and Board of Public Works. The coasting was supervised 
during vacation period, providing additional enjoyment, with a 
great degree of safety. 

The town's two swimming beaches, Pomp's and Hussey's had 
a total attendance of 16,912 during the season of 1946. Mr. Don- 
ald D. Dunn was the Head Life Guard, assisted by six capable 
instructors. Pomp's Pond was open daily from 11.00 A.M. until 
dark, seven days a week. Swimming classes were conducted for a 
period of seven weeks with 121 youngsters registering. Ill of 
these learned to swim well enough to qualify as a beginner. 
35 of the 111 graduated to the raft which means that they can 
swim with such proficiency that they may swim to the raft un- 
assisted and back at their leisure. 10 did not learn to swim, but 
should in another season. 

Junior Red Cross classes were conducted twice a week. There 
were 20 candidates at the beginning, but only six completed their 
work successfully. 

Senior Red Cross classes were also held twice a week. There 
were 26 who signed up for this class of which 10 completed their 
work satisfactorily. 

At Hussey's a less extensive program was conducted. This 
pond was open every day, except Sunday, from 11.00 A.M. until 
5.00 P.M. One of the guards was in attendance at all times. 
Safety cribs were built for the smaller children. 

The committee would like to thank Cross Coal Co. for trans- 
portation, Essex Sand & Gravel Co. for sand and Mr. Arthur 
Bourdelais for the time and labor that he gave at no charge to 
make Pomp's a better place to swim. 

It is the opinion of the committee that considerable improve- 
ment has been made in the limited recreation facilities of the 
town with a moderate expenditure. There is room for a vast 
improvement in our swimming areas as indicated in our Survey 
report which follows this one. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Stafford A. Lindsay, Chairman 
Alan F. Dunlap, Secretary 
Edward J. Lefebvre 
Frank McBride 
George Stanley, Jr. 

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Report of Survey Committee of 
Andover's Swimming Facilities 



To the Selectmen of the Town of Andover 
Gentlemen : 

In accordance with Article 36 in the Annual Report of the 
Town Officers for the fiscal year ending December 31, 1945 of 
Andover, Massachusetts, the following report is hereby given on 
the swimming facilities as directed. 

After careful and extensive study of the swimming facilities 
in the Town of Andover, your committee has outlined a program 
which will give the town satisfactory and economical swimming 
areas. 

Prior to 1924 a group of interested citizens arranged with Mr. 
Foster to use the swimming beach now known as Pomp's Pond. 
They cleared the beach area and conducted the activities on a 
volunteer basis. The project became so popular that, on March 
10, 1924 the town appropriated $2,000 and took this project under 
their management. This money was used chiefly to build the 
present bath houses, which have served their purpose but have 
been condemned this past season because the foundations and 
floors have rotted. Further consideration of the fact that the town 
has used the land since before 1924 and not until March 1, 1935 
did Mr. Foster request that the town pay $100.00 per year for the 
use of the beach and pond. The town therefore has paid out 
$1,100.00 for rental. 

It was the opinion of the Committee that Pomp's Pond be 
closed, however, after observing the activities carried on this 
past season, the condition of the water and the improvements 
that were made, it is the opinion of this Committee that Pomp's 
Pond could be developed into an ideal summer recreational area 
for the town at a most economical cost. 

The attendance this past season was 16,912 for both Pomp's 
and Hussey's Pond, during the 8 weeks that the facilities were 
open. That in itself proves the popularity of these swimming 
areas. 

The possibility of a Swimming Pool was considered but the 
cost for the number of people that could be accommodated as well 

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as year-round maintenance would be exceptionally high. The 
estimate on a pool is between $100,000. to $150,000. for construc- 
tion and about $7,000. per year for maintenance. 

Although there are Berry's and Stevens' Ponds at the Parker 
State Forest area where public swimming is allowed, they are 
not as accessible as Pomp's and Hussey's, nor is there a program of 
Red Cross or swimming classes carried on there. In fact there is 
but one life-guard on duty and he must watch not only our 
Andover people but any group which uses the State facilities at 
these two Ponds. 

In as much as the town already owns Hussey's and can pur- 
chase Pomp's for a sum equal to less than the rent which has 
already been paid for the use of this area, the following recom- 
mendations are hereby made: 

1. That the following long range plan be adopted for the im- 
provement and development of our present swimming 
areas. 

a. That the parcel of land known as Pomp's Pond be 
purchased from Mr. Foster by the town at the cost of 
$1,000. 

b. That permanent improvements be made in this area 
over a period of years to develop the same, not only as a 
swimming area, but for other recreational activities. 

c. That proper bath house and toilet facilities be erected 
at Hussey's Pond. 

d. That this program of improvement be spread over a 
period of 10 years. 

2. The improvement over the period of 10 years would include : 

a. Bath houses — Pomp's and Hussey's 

b. Toilets — Pomp's and Hussey's 

c. Grading — Pomp's and Hussey's 

d . Up-keep of beaches 

e. Permanent docks 

f. Floats 

g. Diving platforms 
h. Erection of cribs 

i Maintenance of safety equipment 

j. Picnic facilities 

k. Purchase of equipment 

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1. Repair of road 

m. Replacement of stairways 

In concluding this report it is pointed out that one of the main 
reasons the committee contemplated closing Pomp's Pond was 
the present condition of the equipment i.e., bath houses, drinking 
fountains,, stairways, toilets, raft, etc. This equipment will neces- 
sarily have to be replaced or repaired for use in the future. There- 
fore, instead of paying for temporary repairs it is the desire of the 
committee to ask the town to sponsor a long range program which 
which will be a great deal more economical and will bring health 
and enjoyment to all who make use of these town-supported 
facilities. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Stafford A. Lindsay, Chairman 
Alan F. Dunlap, Secretary 
Edward J. LeFebvre 
Frank McBride 
George Stanley, Jr. 



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Board of Retirement Report 



To the Board of Selectmen 
Andover, Mass. 

Gentlemen : 

The Town of Andover Board of Retirement herewith submits 
the following report for the year 1946: 



Balance, January 1, 1946 




S 3,957.29 


Receipts, January 1-December 31, 1 


L946: 




Deductions, Group I and II 


$13,622.58 




Bonds Sold 


6,000.00 




Interest on Bonds and 






Savings Banks 


3,412.39 




Appropriation 


17,591.00 




Refunds 


36.32 


$40,662 . 29 








$44,619.58 


Expenditures : 






Pensions paid, Group I and II 


$14,641.51 




Investments 


18,028.50 




Office Expenses 


897.01 




Refunds, Deductions and Interest 1,910.27 








$35,477.29 






Balance, December 31, 1946 


$9,142.29 


The Total Active Members: 






January 1, 1946 




94 


December 31, 1946 




105 


January 1, 1946 December 31, 1946 


Active Members 94 




105 


Pensioners 18 




25 



Total Membership— December 31, 1946 130 

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During the year 165 shares of Bank Stocks were purchased. 
The Securities held at the close of the year cost $129,474. 18. 
$10,000 is the amount recommended to be added to the fund 
by town appropriation for 1947. 

Respectfully submitted, 

George C. Napier, Chairman 
George H. Winslow, Secretary 
Edmond E. Hammond 

Board of Retirement 



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Board of Public Welfare 



The Board of Public Welfare submits the following report for 
the year 1946: 

The case load for Old Age Assistance has remained approxi- 
mately the same during 1946. At the beginning of the year, we 
were ajding 144 cases, and at the end of 1946, we had 146 cases. 
The average monthly cost per case has increased during the year 
from $40.90 at the close of 1945 to $45.30 at the close of the year 
1946. This mounting cost is due to two increases during the year 
for the necessities of life, and to legislation effective January 1, 
1946, which greatly decreased the liability of children to assist in 
the support of their parents. During 1946, the Legislature did 
not pass any bills that seriously affected Old Age Assistance, but 
a very dangerous referendum appeared on the ballot in No- 
vember, which came very near becoming a law. This referendum 
would have put a serious tax burden on the cities and towns of 
Massachusetts, and in our opinion, would not have helped the 
deserving cases. The Federal Government has increased its 
grants to the various cities and towns. Commencing October 1, 
1946, it will allow one-half the amount spent on each case, up to 
$45.00 per month, plus $2.50 per case. Previously, the allowance 
had been one-half the amount spent, up to $40.00. 

Aid to Dependent Children has increased in cost, as prices have 
risen, but we have decreased our case load during 1946. We 
started the year with ten cases and twenty- three children, and 
at the close of the year we were aiding eight cases with twenty 
children. The Federal Government has increased allowances to 
the town in this form of aid, also. 

General Relief has remained approximately the same, and un- 
less business is bad, we see no reason for any increase. 

We wish to take this opportunity to thank all organizations 
and private citizens who have assisted our board. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Roy E. Hardy, Chairman 
J. Everett Collins 
Howell F. Shepard 

Board of Selectmen 
Arthur W. Cole, Welfare Agent 

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Office of Veterans' Service 



The third Annual Report of the Office of Veterans' Services 
covers the first full peace year since the termination of hostilities. 
Veterans are still returning to us each week, but in smaller 
number, and the processing of them into civilian life will con- 
tinue for the next two or three years. We have approximately 
350 men still in service. A few will continue to enter until March, 
1947, when new action will be taken on the future extension of 
the Selective Service Act. Several local men have re-enlisted, in 
many cases due to financial reasons or their inability to properly 
adjust themselves as civilians. The past year has given us an 
opportunity to visualize the trend of the veterans' problem for the 
immediate future. 

At the present time, the main phases of post-war veteran 
planning come under the following categories: 

Housing— This is a national problem as well as a local one. 
Prices for homes are beyond the average veteran's ability to pay. 
The renovating of old property lags due to lack of essential 
materials and vacant apartments are non-existent. Many vet- 
erans have to double up with relatives in small quarters and this 
factor leads to much unrest and dissatisfaction which greatly 
affects their marital life. 

Financial Readjustment- — The benefits under the "G. I. Bill" 
have sent many back to school or college, into apprentice or on- 
the-job-training, and back to the old job. Subsistence checks are 
often held up for three or four months and since the Mustering- 
out pay and the Massachusetts State Bonus checks have been 
received and, in most cases, spent, many veterans have difficulty 
nucting the cost of the essentials of life, especially with the 
rising cost of food. Some find the subsistence allowance insuffi- 
cient to continue on in school. The Andover Servicemen's Fund 
Association has made some loans in worthy cases and Home 
Service of the American Red Cross lias always assisted when 
called upon. 

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Veterans' Dependents — Hospital and Medical bills, lay-offs 
during strikes or slack periods, domestic misunderstandings and 
increased living expenses combine to make this class of veteran 
aid a most complex one. This type of problem is ever with us and 
will increase as the number of veterans' dependents increase. 

Services to veterans for the past year have been chiefly in the 
fields of education; apprentice and on-the-job training; photo- 
static work; bonus, terminal leave, pension and subsistence appli- 
cations; hospitalization; and reinstatement and conversion of 
National Service Life Insurance. Much of this work is considered 
veteran processing and no record is made of the number of calls. 
Only cases requiring paper work are recorded and approximately 
2,484 cases have gone through this office during the past twelve 
months. These cover 53 phases of veteran service and rehabilita- 
tion with 78 reference contact offices involved. 17 cases for 
financial assistance under State i\id, War Allowance and Soldiers' 
Relief have been cared for. These benefits, after January 1, 1947, 
will be consolidated and known as Veterans' Benefits and the 
State of Massachusetts will reimburse the town for one-half of 
funds spent. The full cost of the administration of the office is 
still paid from local taxation. 

We cannot visualize the call which may be made of Veterans' 
Service. Economic and social conditions will govern expenditures. 
Since most of the legislation for veterans covers a period of time 
extending from two to ten years in most cases, and some up to 
twenty-five years after the official termination of the war, we 
believe the need for assistance, counselling and guidance will 
increase rather than decrease for the next five years at least. The 
Guidance Department of Punchard High School, headed by Mr. 
Bernard M. Kellmurray, is working in a most co-operative man- 
ner with this office. The report on veteran education and guid- 
ance will be found under the report of the Superintendent of 
Schools. 

The office files now contain 1,305 photostatic copies and nega- 
tives of the honorable discharge papers of local veterans. During 
the year approximately 2,500 photostatic copies were made for 
the filing of the Massachusetts State Bonus, Terminal Leave, and 
Education or On-the-job Training applications. 

As our former servicemen and women establish themselves in 
civilian life and build for the future, the work of this office will 
take on a more serious aspect. They will find themselves con- 

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fronted with numerous domestic and economic problems which 
will demand our careful guidance, best judgment, and a sym- 
pathetic understanding. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Roy E. Hardy, Chairman 
J. Everett Collins 
Howell F. Shepard 

Board of Selectmen 

Frank P. Markey, 

Veterans' Service Agent 



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Andover Town Infirmary 



The Infirmary has cared for thirteen townspeople this past 
year, seven of whom have been with us several years. Of the six 
who found temporary shelter and care, three were children, one a 
rheumatic fever victim in need of nursing care, and the other two 
men. in need of a home and care for a short time. 

We had a line Christmas party, with remembrances from The 
November Club, Abbot Academy, The King's Daughters. Mrs. 
Frank Brigham, and Mrs. John Rasmussen. 

Our rooms are not all filled, as we are still short of domestic 
help. 

Number of inmates January 1. 1946 7 

Number admitted during year 6 

Number discharged during year 6 

Number of deaths 

Number between one and sixty years of age 5 

Number between sixty and seventy years of age 4 

Number between seventy and eighty years of age 1 

Number between eighty and ninety years of age 3 

Number of inmates January 1. 1947 7 

Respectfully submitted, 

Eva V, Ivarsox. Matron 



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Fire Department 



To the Board of Selectmen, Andover, Massachusetts 
Gentlemen : 

I have the honor to submit my sixth annual report as Chief of 
the Andover Fire Department. 

During the year 1946 the department answered the following 
alarms: 88 bell (4 false) ; 271 still; total 359. 

The total valuation of buildings where fires occurred: S115,125. 

Losses incurred totaled: $6785. 

Hose was laid as follows: 7400 feet of 2W hose, 8400 feet of 
\y 2 " hose, 13,900 feet of 1" or forestry hose, 51,000 feet of %" or 
booster hose; total hose laid 70,700 feet; total feet of ladders 
raised 344. 

Ambulance calls for the year totaled 454, of which number 27 
were answered by the Chief's car; 11 by Deputy Cole's car. 

Oil burners and tanks inspected 253. 

Following the mandate of the 1946 Town Meeting the 70-hour 
week for firemen was established. This necessitated the addition 
of three men to the force. 

The ambulance voted by the Town Meeting arrived and was 
put into service in December. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. Edward Buchan, Chief 



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Police Department 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit my report of the Police Department for the 
year ending December 31, 1946. 

Miscellaneous complaints received and investigated 468 

Ambulance calls covered by Police 4 

Summons served for out of town Police 16 

Automobiles stolen in Andover 3 

Automobiles recovered in Andover 7 

Automobiles recovered out of town 3 

Bicycles stolen in Andover 3 

Bicycles recovered in Andover 3 

Breaks in camps and dwellings 5 

Doors found open and secured 32 

Lost children returned to parents 3 

Dogs killed by automobiles 17 

Live wires down guarded by police 2 

Street lights reported out to the Lawrence Gas Co. 38 

Fires covered by police 12 

Dogs lost and returned to owners 26 

Persons notified for out of town police 15 

Suicides reported and investigated by police 2 

Cattle lost and returned to owners 6 

Dead bodies cared for by police 3 

Lights put at dangerous places 5 

False alarms of fire ' 4 

Tramps put up for the night 3 

Dogs killed by police 12 

Runaway children returned to parents 2 

Dwelling houses inspected while owners away 41 

Persons bitten by dogs 13 
Animal Inspector and Board of Health notified regarding 

dog bites 13 

Lost articles found and returned to owners 9 

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Arrests and charges 

Lewd Lascivious 1 

Rape 1 

Bastardy 1 

Incest 1 

Assault dangerous weapon 1 

Uninsured automobile 2 

Idle disorderly 1 

Larceny 5 

Operating motor vehicle to endanger 5 

Operating motor vehicle under influence 16 

Violation narcotic laws 1 

Operation after suspension 1 

No license 2 

Traffic rules violation 3 

Arrested on default warrant 1 

Fornication 2 

Leaving scene of accident 1 

Burning buildings, 2 counts 1 

Neglect of family 5 

Delinquent children 3 

Drunkenness 53 

Assault 9 

Total 126 

Convicted in District Court 126 

Superior Court 1 
Fines paid in District Court $2,055.00 

Sentenced to State Prison 1 

Held for Grand Jury 1 

Sentenced to House of Correction 13 

Sentenced to Essex County School 1 

Women's Reformatory 1 

Placed on probation 7 

Turned over to out of town police 5 

Turned over to l T .S. Army 1 

Drunks released 40 

Six new safety signs have been installed this year and several 

others repaired and painted. 

US 



The Police Department is getting back to normal again, having 
three of its members back from the service, although we have had 
two retire from the Department, this leaving the Department 
still short of regular officers for the time being. 

I recommend at this time that one new officer be appointed to 
fill out a full week where one officer is supposed to work three 
days a week. This man is needed and would help to make for more 
efficiency in the Department. I also recommend the purchase of a 
new automobile for the Police Department, to replace the 1942 
Plymouth Sedan which has been quite expensive to operate this 
past year owing to its age and the number of miles it has been 
operated, which is almost one hundred thousand miles. 

I also want to recommend that the underground pipe and 
cables from the control box to all signals and detectors at the 
Chestnut Street Traffic Lights be replaced, as the cables running 
from the control box to the automatic pedals have rotted out and 
are not in operation at this time, and the other cables operating 
the lights on time are in very poor condition, and are apt to go 
out of order at any time and they, are in too poor a condition to 
repair. 

Respectfully submitted, 

George A. Dane, Chief of Police 



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Board of Health Nurse and Agent 



To the Board of Health and Townspeople of Andover: 

I herewith submit a brief report as Board of Health Nurse 
and Agent for the Town of Andover for the year 1946. 



Diphtheria 

Trichinosis 

Dog Bite 

Tuberculosis 

Scarlet Fever 

Chicken Pox 

Whooping Cough 

Measles 

Mumps 

Syphilis 

German Measles 

Lobar Pneumonia 

Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis 

Gonorrhea 

Typhoid 

Malaria 



410 355 354 

Deaths from Contagious Diseases 

1946 1945 1944 

Lobar Pneumonia 2 1 

Tuberculosis 1 3 3 

Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis 1 

1 5 5 

In 1947 Andover will continue to hold free clinics. Among these 
will be the Toxoid Clinic for children entering school, the very 
successful Baby Clinic, and the Anti-Rabies Clinic for dogs. 

Respect fully submitted, 

Lotta M. Johnson, R.N. 

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1945 


1944 


1 











1 


1 


39 


35 


45 


4 


1 


4 


31 


42 


24 


86 


11 


186 


24 


24 


26 


191 


29 


31 


6 


195 


26 


5 





4 


20 


8 


2 


2 


4 


1 





2 


3 





2 





1 





1 





1 






Milk Inspector's Report 



To the Andover Board of Health: 

As Inspector of Milk I hereby submit my report for the year 
1946. 
After inspection of premises the following licenses were granted. 

Milk and Cream (all classes) 46 

Oleomargarine 16 

Pasteurization plants 5 

Ice Cream manufacturer 5 

Seventy samples of milk and thirty-two samples of cream were 
taken from various sources and tested for butterfat. All samples 
met state standard requirements. Seventy-seven bottles and 
twelve cans were condemned as unfit for further use. In addition 
to premises granted licenses, there were 108 additional pasteuriza- 
tion plant inspections, 20 ice cream plant, and 120 milk plant in- 
spections. 

To all who have cooperated my sincere thanks and without 
their help this year would not have been a success. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Alfred C. Stacey, Inspector of Milk 



The Board of Health voted to adopt the reports of the Agent 
and the Milk Inspector as its report for 1946. 

Percy J. Look, M.D., Chairman 
William V. Emmons, Secretary 
Charles O. McCullom 



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Report of Building Inspector 



Board of Selectmen, Andover, Massachusetts: 

Gentlemen : 

I herewith submit my report for the year ending December 31, 
1946: 

Dwellings 55 

Additions and Alterations 99 

Garages 34 

Tool Sheds - 3 

Brooder Houses 2 

Pump House 1 

Camps 2 

Filling Station 1 

Barns 2 

Work Shop 1 

Hen Houses 2 

Hog House 1 

Store House 1 

Storage Sheds 3 

Greenhouse 1 

Bicycle Shed 1 

209 

Dormitories in town containing eight or more rooms above the 
second floor were inspected to see that they comply with the law 
relative to safety appliances and a report of each inspection was 
sent to the Commissioner of Public Safety. 

The estimated cost of new construction in the town during the 
past year is $262,175.00 and additions and alterations $135, 850.00. 
Fees for building permits and elevator licenses amounting to 
two hundred and thirty-one dollars and fifty cents ($231.50) were 
collected and turned over to the Town Treasurer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Edward R. Lawson, Building Inspector 

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Report of Tree Warden 



To the Citizens of Andover: 

The advance of the Dutch Elm Disease over our state brings 
with it problems which this town must face. Andover has many 
beautiful elm trees and must be prepared to co-operate with the 
State in every possible way. 

Over three hundred elm trees have been destroyed by this 
disease in western Massachusetts in the past five years. Authori- 
ties have tried to retard the disease as much as possible in the 
hope that something would be found to overcome it. Last fall 
several infected elm trees were found a few miles south of Boston, 
which brings the disease within thirty miles of our town. 

All infected trees must be removed and destroyed. There is no 
other way to stop the spread of the disease to other elm trees. 
Control work of the Dutch Elm Disease is under the Division of 
Plant Pest Control, Massachusetts Department of Agriculture, 
but your Legislature will have to appropriate the funds if this 
work is to be carried on. 

Six-inch sample twigs of any suspected elm tree should be sent 
to the Dutch Elm Disease Laboratory at -the Massachusetts 
State College at Amherst, to be tested, as this is the only sure 
means of identification. 

Storms during the winter and an electrical storm with winds of 
gale force on June 8th, caused the loss of many trees and large 
branches. Spraying was halted for a week in June to clear up after 
the storm and a great amount of pruning and cabling of weakened 
trees was done during the last half of the year. 

Thirty young shade trees were planted on our streets last 
spring and grew well in spite of the long dry weather in July. 

Power saws have been developed to a high rate of efficiency 
and make greater use of high cost labor in cutting up and remov- 
ing trees. Tree departments in several towns are using power 
saws to great advantage, among them are Lynnfield, Peabody, 
Marblehead, Stoneham, Reading and Lawrence. I recommend 
that the town purchase a power chain saw for the Tree Depart- 
ment. 

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The purchase of a roadside tractor mower was authorized by 
the annual town meeting last March. This is the first piece of 
power equipment granted for use of the Tree Department. De- 
livery of the machine was not made until fall ; however, advantage 
was taken of the wonderful fall weather to put this power mower 
in operation along our roadsides with good results. This is an 
excellent machine and should make a great change in the ap- 
pearance and usefulness of our roadways. 

Tp make greater use of this tractor, I recommend the purchase 
of a snow-plow and attachments to clear out our driveways and 
for pushing away snow when removing trees and broken branches 
during the winter. It would save a great amount of time and 
hand labor. 

Rates for tree repair men in commercial companies have in- 
creased greatly. Very few men are able to qualify for tree repair 
work. To retain as w T ell as to obtain efficient men in this depart- 
ment, rates of pay should be increased. 

For the regular operation of the Tree Department, during 
1947, under present rates of pay, I recommend that $8,750.00 be 
appropriated. 

Respectfully submitted, 

George R. Abbott, Tree Warden 



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Report of Moth Superintendent 



To the Board of Selectmen, Town of Andover 
Gentlemen : 

Control measures will be necessary against the following 
insects in 1947, — Tent Caterpillar, Gypsy Moth, Elm Leaf 
Beetle, Fall Web Worm and the Birch Leaf Skeletonizer. 

From reports received, prices of insecticides will be higher and 
some insecticides may be in short supply. 

As authorized by the town meeting last March a power sprayer 
of thirty-five gallons a minute capacity was purchased. This 
machine was delivered June 21st and used for the remainder of 
the season. This Hardie sprayer replaced an old machine and is 
a fine addition to our equipment. 

We have an old 1934 — lj^-ton truck which should be replaced 
with a new truck. Repair and operating costs are high and re- 
placement parts hard to obtain for the old truck. 

The new insecticide D.D.T. was tried out against the Gypsy 
Moth Caterpillars with good results, but at present is more 
expensive than arsenate of lead to use in our roadside sprayer. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture at Greenfield has devel- 
oped a new type machine in the control of the Gypsy Moth and 
other insects. This machine blows a fine spray in atomized form 
into and over the trees along the roadsides or anywhere a truck 
can be driven. Exceptional results were obtained with this 
machine using D.D.T. in concentrated form (12%) but using 
only about one pound of actual D.D.T. per acre. Speed of opera- 
tion and the small amount of the insecticide used reduced the 
cost about 75% per operation over other spray methods. 

The State Moth Department and a few towns purchased and 
used a blower type machine in 1946 with good results. Some 
operators reported they could use this machine in traffic and did 
not have to move parked automobiles. 

The new insecticide D.D.T. is apparently safer and less objec- 
tionable than arsenate of lead when properly handled. 

This blower type machine will undoubtedly make a great 
change in roadside spraying methods. With coming improvements 

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in these machines the town should consider changing its present 
noisy solid-stream sprayer for a blower type machine in the near 
future. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making great progress 
in control of the Gypsy Moth in forest areas by means of air- 
planes, using the blower type atomized spray at one-tenth the 
cost of old ground methods. 

Over three hundred elm trees have been destroyed in western 
Massachusetts by the Dutch Elm Disease and several elm trees 
south of Boston. We are urged to apply more sprays using D.D.T. 
to destroy the insects that may spread this disease to our elms. 
An improved blower type machine will do this work more effi- 
ciently. 

Under the present rate of pay I recommend that $5,900.00 ap- 
propriated in 1947 for Moth control work. 

Respectfully submitted, 
George R. Abbott, Moth Superintendent 



123 



Report of Trustees of Spring Grove 
Cemetery 



The Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery submit their annual 
report for the year ending 1946. 

There were 63 interments during the year, and 21 new lots 
were sold. 

The income from perpetual care funds amounted to S2,637.08. 

Monies received from perpetual care funds, foundations, sale 
of lots, annual care, etc. amounted to $9,064.34 out of an 
expended appropriation of SI 2, 6 86.31. S5 8. 29 was returned to the 
Town as an unexpended balance. Trees and shrubbery have been 
pruned and trimmed. The front wall of the cemetery entrance 
has been refaced and some new cement walks laid. 

On May 25th, the Trustees and the Town lost our good mem- 
ber Fred G. Cheney and it was voted to spread the following on 
our records. 

"With deep regret the Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery 
place upon their records a notice of the death of Mr. Fred G. 
Cheney, who was born in Marlboro, Massachusetts, August 17, 
1874 and died in Boston, Massachusetts, May 25th, 1946. Mr. 
Cheney served the Board of Trustees with great ability and 
interest." 

The Trustees are asking under a special article the appropria- 
tion of S600.00 dollars for a new power lawnmower. The one we 
wish to replace is eleven years old. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank R. Petty, CJtairman 
Frederick E. Cheever, Secretary 
Clifford E. Marshall 
Malcolm E. Lundgrex 



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Sealer of Weights and Measures 



To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover: 
Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit my annual report for the year 1946: 





A djusted 


Sealed 


Condem 


Platform over 10,000 lbs. 


1 


6 





Platforms under 5,000 lbs. 


24 


55 





Counter 100 lbs. or over 


1 


7 





Counter under 100 lbs. 


6 


41 





Beam over 100 lbs. 


1 


2 





Spring 100 lbs. or over 





3 





Spring under 100 lbs. 


18 


35 





Computing under 100 lbs. 


2 


26 





Personal Weighing (slot) 


9 


15 





Prescription 





4 





WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 




Avoirdupois 





245 





Apothecary 





53 


1 


Metrics 





9 





Liquid Measures 





14 





Meters over 1 inch 





6 


' 


Gasoline Pumps 


9 


54 N.S. 


1 


Oil Jars 





8 





Oil Measuring Pumps 





7 





Grease Measuring Pumps 





25 





Quantity Measures on Pumps 





19 





Yard Sticks 





10 






I have collected from December 1, 1945 to November 30, 1946, 
8116.68 (one hundred and sixteen dollars and sixty eight cents). 

Respectfully submitted, 

Lewis X. Mears, 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

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Report of Wire Inspector 



Board of Selectmen, Andover, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit the following report on Wire Inspections for 
the year 1946. 

Number of Inspections 318 

Amount collected and turned over to the Treasurer, Town 

of Andover $159.00 

Respectfully submitted, 

George W. Baker, 

Temporary Wiring Inspector 



126 



Town of Andover — Jury List 



JUNE, 1946 



Alexander, John P. 
Andrew, T. Edwin, Jr. 
►Bailey, Ralph A. 
Bailey, Samuel H., Jr. 
Baker, Richard W. 
Barcroft, Harold E. 
Barnard, Foster C. 
Barron, William F. 
Baxter, Charles O. 
Beedie, Alexander 
Beirne, Francis X. 
Belul, Febi 
Billings, Walter 
Bird, William F. 
Blake, Preston H. 
Blake, Winston A. 
Boutwell, Everett S. 
Brierly, James 
Brodhead, John A. 
Buchan, Raymond L. 
Burton, Everett D. 
Butler, Byron T. 
Buxton, Walter E. 
Cairnie, Henry 
Campbell, George W. 
Chadwick, Harry 
Chadwick, Nathaniel 
Cheever, W. Abbott 
Cheney, Paul M. 
Clark, Dana W. 
Clark, Granville T. 
Clark, Wilbur T. 
Clough, Harry E. 
Collins, William F. 
Cookson, Francis R. 
Coon, Howard A. 



Insurance 

Real Est. and Ins. 

Salesman 

Clerk 

Retired 



74 Summer St. 

14 Riverina Rd. 

Porter Rd. 

33 Morton St. 

8 Maple Ave. 



Y.M.C.A. Secretary 34^ Summer St. 



Trustee 

Gas Station Op. 

Loan Manager 

Janitor 

Bookkeeper 

Rubber Worker 

Jeweler 

Salesman 

Food Broker 

Food Broker 

Farmer 

Operator 

Retired 

Machinist 

Textile Worker 

News Editor 

Painter 

Shipper 

Insurance Agent 

Janitor 

Clerk 

Artist 

Ins. Adjuster 

Civil Engineer 

Electrical Dealer 

Guard 

Insurance Agent 

Rigger 

Photographer 

Artist 



14 Cabot Rd. 
Haggetts Pond Rd. 

15 Cedar Rd. 

8 Elm St. 

14 Bartlet St. 

109 Pine St. 

9 Wolcott Ave. 

12 Canterbury St. 

7 Stratford Rd. 

5 Stratford Rd. 

High Plain Rd. 

9 Tewksbury St. 

15 High St. 

Lincoln St. 

13 Maple Ave. 

22 Central St. 

19 Summer St. 

120 North Main St. 

Main St. 

34 Avon St. 

4 Main St., Terr. 

Salem St. 

17 Canterbury St. 

72 Whittier St. 

100 Elm St. 

92 Haverhill St. 

117 Chestnut St. 

18 Washington Ave. 

123 Main St. 

407 Andover St. 



127 



Crockett, Douglas 
Curtis, Albert E. 
Darby, James J. 
Denoncourt, Roland 
Disbrow, Walter A. 
Doherty, James D. 
Doherty, William A. 
Draper, Ralph 
Driscoll, John J. 
Drolet, Henry E. 
Eastman, Floyd W. 
Easton, Craig Y. 
Elliott, Leonard 
Fairweather, James D. 
Flaherty, John L. 
Flanagan, Charles J. 
Fleming, Edward H 
Flint, Edwin M. 
Forbes, David A. 
Gilliard, Frederick W. 
Glines, Arthur B. 
Glines, Roland B. 
Golden, William H. 
Gordon, Walter N. 
Greenhow, John M. 
Greenwood, Ralph L. 
Haigh, William H. 
Henderson, Alexander 
Hodge, Robert 
Holt, Carl J. 
Johnson, Leonard P. 
Jones, Arthur W. 
Kearn, Frederick J. 
Killam, Horace X. 
Killorin, Karl 
Krinsky, Morris 
Kyle, Thomas J. 
Kyle, William F. 
Lakin, Irvin H. 
Lewis, George O. 



Industrial Eng. 
Banker 

Plant Foreman 
Chauffeur 
Operative 
Insurance 
Insurance 

Mechanical Engineer 
Storekeeper 
Real Estate 
Clerk 

Labor Organizer 
Retired 
Caretaker 
Personnel Man 
Brush Maker 
Jr. Painter 
Farmer 
Janitor 
Printer 
Electrician 
Electrician 
Farmer 

Maintenance Man 
Retired 
Operative 
Clerk 
Carpenter 
Retired 
Veteran 
Engineer 
Clerk 
Carpenter 
Musician 
Real Estate 
Junk Dealer 
Dentist 
Insurance Broker 



30 Chestnut St. 

Dascomb Rd. 

125 Main St. 

93 Abbot St. 

Chandler Rd. 

21 Harding St. 

21 Harding St. 
27 Bartlet St. 

36 Summer St. 
Lowell St. 

83 Chestnut St. 

36 Walnut Ave. 

34 Summer St. 

15 Abbot St. 

42 Enmore St. 

49 Poor St. 

37 Maple Ave. 
Pleasant St. 

1 Sweeney Ct. 
28 Chestnut St. 

63 Bartlet St. 
63 Bartlet St. 

22 Carmel Rd. 
47 Union St. 
124 Main St. 

Tewksbury St. 

34 Washington Ave. 

Afgilla Rd. 

74 Chestnut St. 

2 Whit tier Ct. 
22 York St. 
98 Main St. 

Haggetts Pond Rd. 
Porter Rd. 
Geneva Rd. 
41 Elm St. 
75 Elm St. 
75 Elm St. 
Retired 22 Clark Rd., Ballardvale 
Machinist 41 Carmel Rd. 



128 



Livingston, Harold S. 
MacDonald, David 
MacLeish, Norman K. 
Mahoney, Timothy J. 
May, David M. 
McDonald, William J. 
McGhie, Gavin H. 
Mill, Victor J., Jr. 
Milne, David 
Moore, William P. 
Morehouse, W. Ray 
Mosher, James R. 
Muelig, Emil J. 
Murphy, Michael M. 
Murray, John M. 
Nason, Harry C. 
Nelson, Edward J. 
Nowell, Frederick N. 
Noyes, John L. 
O'Connell, John F. 
O'Connor, Michael J. 
Otis, Herbert H. 
Peterson, Elmer O. 
Petrie, George B. 
Pike, Walter E. 
Pike, Walter N. 
Poland, William 
Polgreen, John A. 
Pomeroy, Llewellyn D. 
Regan, Charles D. 
Remington, J. Augustus 
Reinmes, Joseph T. 
Robbins, Ralph I. 
Robertson, Foster G. 
Ryley, James 
Sandrrs, William J. 
Shaw, Irving R. 
Sherman, Leonard I ). 
Sherry, Frank R. 
Sime. I >avid ( '■. 



Florist 

Operative 

Ass't Supt. 

Guard 

Retired 

Auditor 

R.R. Fireman 

Manufacturer 

Laborer 

Retired 

Service Mgr. 

Clerk 

Retired 

Machinist 

Gas Station Prop. 



107 Abbot St. 

1 Upland Rd. 

28 Shawsheen Rd. 

34 Florence St. 

40 Washington Ave. 

Railroad St. 

72 Clark Rd. 

14 Cedar Rd. 

20 Cuba St. 

10 Johnson Rd. 

124 Chestnut St. 

78 Haverhill St. 

25 Avon St. 

94 Haverhill St. 

61 Pine St. 



Carpenter 

Retired 

Property Mgr. 

Farmer 

Adv. Counsellor 

Chauffeur 

Insurance 

Poultryman 

Janitor 

Guard 

Coremaker 

Clerk 

Insurance 

Electrician 

Gas Station Mgr 

Agent 

Electrician 

Mach. Designer 

Caretaker 

Clerk 

Retired 

Wool Sortei 



3 River St. 



Ballardvale 

99 High St. 

63 Chestnut St. 

Love joy Rd. 

1 Punchard Ave. 

46 Whittier St. 

70 Summer St. 

Greenwood Rd. 

6 Chickering Ct. 
Lowell St. 

28 Avon St. 

37 High St. 

39J/2 Summer St. 

Foster's Pond 

36 Summer St. 

354 No. Main St. 

Woodland Rd. 

55 Red Spring Rd. 

7 Canterbury St. 
50 Summer St. 
15 Johnson \\d. 

401 Andover St., B.V. 



Employment Mgr. 4 Maple Ave. 

Pattern Maker 247 Andover St., B.V. 
Tree Dept. 48 Stevens Si . 

120 



Sjostrom, Ivar, Jr. 
Smith, Frederick C. 
Smith, Frederick M. 
Smith, Arthur J. 
Southworth, Irving 
Spinney, Charles H. 
Stedman, Herbert D. 
Steinert, Arthur E. 
Stevens, Carl H. 
Stopford, William W. 
Stott, Joseph E. 
Sullivan, Augustine P. 
Sutton, Harry 
Sutton, Osborne 
Thomson, James G. 
Thomson, Philip W. 
Trow, Henry J. 
Trumbull, Samuel B. 
Walker, James 
Ward, Roswell E. 
Warhurst, Norman A. 
Weeks, Eugene M. 
West, Archibald L. 
Wetterberg, Carl A. 
White, Peter 
Whiteway, Hayward G. 
Whittemore, Peter B. 
Zecchini, John A. 



Organist 

Insurance 

Real Estate 

Bricklayer 

Retired 

Machinist 

Florist 

Contractor 

Retired 

Operative 

Clerk 

Accountant 

Artist 

Rubber Worker 

Operative 

Trustee 

Chauffeur 

Real Estate 

Retired 

Salesman 

Salesman 

Clerk 

Electrician 

Mill Worker 

Farmer 

Carpenter 

Bank Teller 

Bartender 



84 Main St. 

6 Stratford Rd. 

95 Maple Ave. 

Rattlesnake Hill Rd. 

34 School St. 

97 Chestnut St. 

78 Lowell St. 

1 Union St. 

High Plain Rd. 

79 Chestnut St. 

High St , Ballardvale 

34 Essex St. 

Porter Rd. 

119, Chestnut St. 

42 Summer St. 

36 Central St. 

51 River St. 

130 Main St. 

2 Arundel St. 

2 Brechin Terr. 

18 Riverina Rd. 

30 Chestnut St. 

74 Lowell St. 

53 Summer St. 

So Main St. 

3 Ferndale Ave. 

122 Chestnut St. 

County Rd. 



130 



Trustees and Staff of Memorial 
Hall Library 



CAROLINE P. LEAVITT LEO F. DALEY 

WINSOR GALE ARTHUR W. REYNOLDS 

HENRY G. TYER WILLIAM N. PERRY 

ALAN R. BLACKMER 

Chairman 
WINSOR GALE 

Secretary 
WILLIAM N. PERRY 

Treasurer 
ARTHUR W. REYNOLDS 

Librarian 
MIRIAM PUTNAM 

MARGARET D. MANNING, Assistant Librarian, in charge, 
Circulation and Reference 

MARGARET LANE, Children s and Young People's Librarian 

MARY F. ZECCHINI, Catalog Librarian 

ELEANORE G. BLISS, Circulation Assistant* 

MARIAN A. DIMLICH, Clerical Assistant 

M. ETHEL ZINK, Branch Librarian, Ballard vale 

Janitor 
ARCHIBALD MACLAREN 

*Part-time 

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THE LIBRARY IN THE FIRST YEAR OF PEACE 

Increased library use in 1946 — reference, reader's advisory, 
reading room — marked by a slight upturn in book circulation 
would seem to indicate that the holding of the line stage of the 
war years was over and that the library was entering a period of 
expanded activity and usefulness. 

World conditions which seemed so often to dwarf the individual 
by comparison made reading for information and understanding 
an urgent necessity for many library users and was responsible 
for the large number of important books on all phases of con- 
temporary life which were drawn for home use. Very significant 
at this particular moment is the ability of the public library to 
provide through books, old and new, of information and inspira- 
tion, through forum discussions and similar group meetings, that 
common basis of knowledge and appreciation which may enable 
men and women to build a common life and a common world 
society. 

Especially noteworthy of the library year just past has been 
the increased confidence that has been built up between library 
friends and library staff as more and more there has come about a 
mutual sharing of book interests and enthusiasms. This bond of 
friendly interchange has a direct bearing on intelligent book 
selection, book guidance and the more diversified use of the book 
collection, for thus the library becomes what it should be, an 
instrument for adult education, interpreter and adviser rather 
than the purveyor only of the new and currently popular. 

A few generalizations about 1946 reading trends would suggest 
that reading patterns followed pretty much those of 1945. Would- 
be home owners, only a little deterred by building difficulties, 
sought out books on home ownership and building, books of 
house plans and on prefabrication. Many people found a pleasant 
escape from the rigors of contemporary life in the many fascinat- 
ing depictions of rural living. Books like Rabbi Liebman's Peace 
of Mind were, as always, popular. Interest in war books was 
almost wholly limited to younger readers although there was a 
noticeable demand for books which, like Heggen's Mister Roberts, 
presented the war in its more humorous aspects. College students 
temporarily frustrated by the lack of available texts, were able 
to secure required books at the library. Collectors of everything 

132 



from buttons to bureaus actively foraged among the books in 
their fields; the American scene, set forth in the many excellent 
regional series, found many adherents; water color and oil-paint- 
ing handbooks were almost in the best seller class. Civil service 
manuals, books on steam boilers, diesel engines, and automobile 
repairing were constantly asked for and prepared their readers, 
the library hopes, to pass their examinations successfully. 

As reading interests and needs differ so do the reference ques- 
tions which come to the library in any year. Kaleidoscopic in 
variety and appeal they run the gamut from the quickly answered 
to those requiring a maximum of effort and search, and in kind, 
from information requested on the proper form for wedding in- 
vitations to material of assistance in setting up a training program 
for supervisors in industry. 

The veteran as an identifiable entity was fast becoming 
merged in the general body of library users although the library 
welcomed every opportunity to be of specific service to this group. 
Referrals from Mr. Markey's office continued and made it pos- 
sible for the library to know needs and so to offer more intelligent 
aid. A collection of books was loaned to the veterans' summer 
school at Punchard and the AMVETS met at the library until a 
permanent meeting place could be found. 

Group activities at the library included a talk on Russia by 
Edward Carter of the Institute of Pacific Relations, a lecture on 
rose growing, and a talk on World Federation, pertinent because 
of the referendum question on the November ballot. As in past 
years, -several organizations met at the library. The annual Open 
House, on a November Sunday afternoon, attracted an unusually 
large number of library friends, who gathered to hear a stimulat- 
ing talk on home building and ownership, by Mrs. Johnson 
O'Connor, a Boston architect, to look over new book displays 
and to mingle in friendly fashion afterwards over the coffee cups. 
A University Extension course on interior decoration was held 
in the Ballardvale Branch Library. 

The Tercentenary observance brought the library another 
opportunity to share in a community undertaking. Provision of 
historical material to groups and individuals, historical exhibits, 
special opening hours during the three-day event were ways in 
which it could serve. Not the least pleasant recollection is the 
visit to the library of the genial mayor of Andover, England. 

133 



The high-light in work with high school age young people was 
the special Pocket Books Teen Age Book Show, held in April and 
jointly sponsored by the library and the junior and senior high 
schools. Library lessons were given to all the 10th grade English 
classes and are a part of the library's program for making the 
library meaningful as well as attractive to these young people. 
One girl's response is indicative of the end result sought: "I am 
just getting to know this place. It's fun coming down with the 
classes; now I can get my home work done twice as fast." 

A well-organized program of activities, calculated to stimulate 
interest in books and reading, was carried on in our Young 
People's Library. The following might be mentioned as of special 
interest : a fall tea for mothers and their first grade children which 
brought out more than seventy; a program of monthly film and 
story hour programs, begun in October, with a combined average 
total attendance for the two groups of between 175 and 200; 
a marionette show as a Christmas treat provided by a Boxford 
neighbor; books and story-telling services at five summer play- 
grounds; and two visits from Mr. John J. Cronan, the "man with 
100 voices," which delighted several hundred Andover boys and 
girls. 

The weekly library newspaper book columns brought people 
to the library for the books described, and the policy of listing 
there not only the new, but the older, still important books, 
together with special lists and book displays, directed people's 
attention to many which they might otherwise have overlooked. 
Also instrumental in bringing people to the library were the 
several interesting exhibits, handicraft, hobby, art. 

Perhaps a brief glance at things to- come will not be amiss. 
Three courses, Conversational Spanish, Planning and Developing 
the Home Grounds, Tray Painting, the people's choice as results 
from questionnaires indicate, will probably be given early in 
1947. A library of musical recordings seems an assured thing, the 
initial impetus being a gift from the Andover Evening Study 
Groups. The library hopes, too, to survey the need for including 
in its collection more special tools of value to business and 
industry. 

The library has received several memorial gifts during the year 
and wishes to indicate what a very satisfactory method this is 
of providing, at a small cost, a living memorial which can be 
enjoyed by many people. 

134 



Staff changes have been many this year: Mrs. Edmund Cross- 
ley resigned to take up home responsibilities as did Sarah Ballard 
Minerella, associated with the library for about nine years and 
for the past three, during which time the use of the Young 
People's Library increased noticeably, its well-liked Children's 
Librarian. Miss Marian Dimlich came to the staff as Clerical 
Assistant and Miss Mary F. Zecchini was appointed Catalog 
Librarian, coming to us from the Reference Department of the 
Portland Public Library. Staff organization also underwent con- 
siderable change: Miss Margaret D. Manning, whose knowledge 
of books and whose reading guidance have long been much appre- 
ciated was made Assistant Librarian, and Miss Margaret Lane, 
well-qualified to do so, took over as Children's and Young People's 
Librarian. 

Dr. Claude M. Fuess, for many years a valued member of the 
Library Board, declined to serve again and Mr. Alan R. Blackmer 
of the Academy Faculty was elected in his stead. 

Improvements to the building continued with the repainting 
of the first and second floor stacks and offices and the installation 
of a second floor workroom, much needed to provide adequate 
staff working space. 

What of the long range future? Much thought has been given 
in 1946 to the objectives and program for library advance from 
this point on. In essence it can be briefly stated, whatever form 
any particular segment may take, that basic in the library's pro- 
gram is its concern to help men and women become intelligent 
and participating citizens, to aid them in their attempt to realize 
their highest potentialities, and to contribute, in its own way, to 
the building of the good society. 

Again a special word of thanks and appreciation to Staff and 
Board and Library friends who helped to make the library a use- 
ful functioning community agency. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Miriam Putnam, Librarian 



135 



1946 STATISTICS OF LIBRARY USE 



Volumes at beginning of 
Volumes added by purchase 
Volumes added by gift 
Volumes lost or withdra 
Total volumes at end of 
Lost volumes found 



Periodicals currently received 



BOOK 


: STOCK 








Adult 


Juvenile 


Total 


year 


33,126 


7,616 


40,742 


iase 


1,517 


721 


2,238 




154 


59 


213 


,vn 


487 


240 


727 


year 


34,310 


8.156 


42,466 




j 


3 


5 



34,312 



159 42,471 



USE 

Volumes of adult fiction loaned 
Volumes of adult non-fiction loaned 
Number of children's books loaned 

Total number of books loaned 



Volumes 


c c of total circ. 


46.492 


43.9 


24,791 


23.4 


34,733 


32.7 



106.016 



REGISTRATION 

Adult Juvenile Total 

Borrowers registered during year 610 247 857 

Total number of registered borrowers 4,664 1,207 5,871 

Circulation per capita (based on 1945 census figures) 8 . 9 



136 



Board of Public Works 



Andover, Mass. 
January 20, 1947 

The Board of Public Works voted to adopt the following 
report of the Superintendent as its report for 1946 with recom- 
mendations for 1947. 

Sidney P. White, Chairman 
Sanborn A. Caldwell, Secretary 
Edward A. Doyle 
Fred W. Doyle 
John H. Kelly 



i \\ 



Superintendent's Report 



To the Board of Public Works: 

Gentlemen : 

The major activities and developments in the Water, Highway, 
Sewer and Park Departments during the year which ended 
December 31, 1946, were as follows: 

WATER DEPARTMENT 

The following report was received from Weston & Sampson, 
Consulting Engineers, on January 6, 1947: 

Board of Public Works 
And over, Massachusetts 
Gentlemen : 

We submit the following report on the improvements to the 
water and sewerage system for the year 1946: 

Water Mains 

In 1945 a 16" cast iron cement lined main was installed on 
Lowell Street from the Haggetts Pond Pumping Station to Cutler 
Road. During 1946 a 16" cast iron cement lined main was in- 
stalled along Cutler Road, Reservation Street and Central Street 
to Elm Square, a distance of 12,067 ft., a 16" main on Phillips 
Street from Central Street to Main Street, a distance of 3,203 ft., 
and a 12" main on Elm Street from Elm Square to Walnut 
Avenue, a distance of 2,698 ft. The main purpose of these im- 
provements was to provide sufficient pipe capacity to deliver an 
adequate supply of water to the Town and to supplement the 
present 6" main on Elm Street. 

Proposals for furnishing the cast iron pipe and fittings were 
received on April 15, 1946 as follows: 

Warren Pipe Company $74,814. 52 

R. D. Wood Company 75,217.48 

U.S. Pipe & Foundry Co. 76,929 . 79 

The contract was awarded to the R. D. Wood Company because 
of a more favorable date of delivery. 

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The following proposals were received on May 27, 1946 for 
installing the mains: 

C. Jiustino, Dorchester, Mass. $45,038.00 

John Williams, Dorchester, Mass. 53,477 . 50 

Cibotti & Andreassi, Roslindale, Mass. 54,712.50 

Dominick Zani, Reading, Mass. 55,060.00 

DiMascio & Susi, Dorchester, Mass. 61,160.00 

R. Zoppo, Roslindale, Mass. 63,697.50 

Wes Construction Co., W. Roxbury, Mass. 63,752.50 

Williams Bros., Dorchester, Mass. 72,171.00 

C. Reppucci & Sons, Inc., Boston, Mass. 74,971.00 

Pacella Bros., Dorchester, Mass. 80,698.50 

San-Vel Cons. Co., Littleton, Mass. 95,152.00 

Louis C. Cyr, Lawrence, Mass. 102,713.50 

The contract was awarded on May 27 to C. Jiustino, the lowest 
bidder. 

The contract for furnishing fire hydrants and gate valves was 
awarded to the Rensselaer Valve Company at the following 
prices : 

Fire hydrants @ S 76.70 each 

16" gate valves @ 189 . 70 each 

12" gate valves @ 99.40 each 

8" gate valves @ 45 . 30 each 

6" gate valves @ 29 . 30 each 

The valve boxes were ordered from Sumner & Dunbar at a unit 
price of $8.40 each. 

Construction work on installing mains began June 13, and the 
pipe laying was completed on November 20. Except for resurfac- 
ing trenches, which will be done early in the spring, the contract 
was practically completed on December 1, 1946. The work com- 
prises 2.9 miles of 16" and 0.5 mile of 12" mains, thirteen fire 
hydrants, ten connections with existing mains, a blow-off on 
Central Street at the Shawsheen River, nine 16", three 12", one 
10", four 8" and seventeen 6" gate valves. The quantity of ledge 
and large boulders paid for as Rock Excavation amounted to 522 
cubic yards. 

Due to the scarcity of lead for pipe joints, it was decided to use 
"Leadite, " a lead substitute compound, and the results were very 

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satisfactory. After the pipe was jointed and before backfilling, 
the mains were tested in sections under normal working pressures. 
About four weeks later they were again tested under an average 
pressure of about 150 lbs. per square inch. Except for two defec- 
tive pipes which were -repaired, the leakage tests were within the 
limits allowed under the specifications. The mains were placed in 
service after being sterilized with chlorine. 

The total value of the work done under, the contract with C. 
Jiustino as of December 1, 1946 amounted to $40,426.80. In 
addition, $5,083.40 has been retained for resurfacing trenches, 
and Extra Work items may amount to about $300.00, making a 
total of less than $46,000.00. 

The purposes for which these improvements have been under- 
taken have been fully realized, and the major portion of the 
original program for the water distribution system has been 
accomplished. 

Previous to laying the 16" main on Lowell Street in 1945, the 
pumps at Haggetts Pond delivered 1,150 gallons per minute with 
a discharge pressure of 125 lbs. on the gauge in the pumping 
station. Any increase in capacity was impractical because of an 
excessive pressure in the distribution system, especially at Shaw- 
sheen Village, and the rate of pumping was definitely limited by 
the carrying capacity of the old 12" main. 

Recent tests of the pumps with the new 16" main in service 
show the following results. 

The electric pump will now deliver 1,400 gallons per minute 
with a discharge gauge reading of 100 lbs., as compared to a form- 
er delivery of 1,150 gallons per minute at 125 lbs. pressure. 
During the summer months when the consumption is at a maxi- 
mum, the pressures in the system will be lowered and the present 
electric pump will probably deliver 1,600 gallons per minute, or 
2,300,000 gallons per day. 

The steam pump will now deliver 1,700 gallons per minute 
with a discharge gauge reading of 110 lbs. as compared with a 
former delivery of 1,150 gallons per minute at 125 lbs. pressure. 
During high consumption periods the present steam pump will 
probably deliver 1,800 gallons per minute or 2,590,000 gallons 
per day. 

The 16" main not only has greatly increased the capacity of 
the present pumps, but has considerably reduced the cost of 

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power for pumping. However, the performance of both pumps is 
somewhat restricted by the suction lift. The present old 14" 
suction pipe into Haggetts Pond is the limiting factor, and you 
are considering the installation of a new suction main. This 
additional suction will allow the present pumps to operate more 
advantageously, and will be ready in future years for pumps of 
greater capacity, x^t the same time, it will be an added safeguard 
to an uninterrupted water supply. 
Sewers 

The only sewer construction was the completion of the Shaw- 
sheen Heights and Elm Street sewers begun in the fall of 1945. 
The final estimate for the Shawsheen Heights contract amounted 
to $15,361.95 and for the Elm Street sewer, $10,538.92. 
Respectfully submitted, 

WESTON & SAMPSON 



GAS:R\Y 

The steam turbine at the Haggetts Pond Pumping Station was 
reconditioned, including the renewal of the first-stage buckets by 
the General Electric Company. The following report was re- 
ceived : 

Town of Andover 
Board of Public Works 
Andover, Mass. 

Gentlemen : 

Our Mr. H. R. Lawson supervised the assembly of the new 
first row, first stage buckets. The rest of the buckets, wheels, etc. 
appear to be in good condition. The tooth contact of the reduction 
gear is very good as is the condition of the teeth. 

The bearings, packings, etc. were found to be in good condition. 

A new pilot valve and bushing were assembled in the governing 
mechanism. 

The lubricating system was thoroughly cleaned out and new 
oil put in. 

Upon starting the unit it was found that the emergency gov- 
ernor would not operate at 6000 rpm so a spare emergency gov- 
ernor was assembled. The new one was tested and found to trip 
al 5700 rpm. 

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The unit was placed in service March 5 operating with a maxi- 
mum vibration of .001". 

We believe you have on hand, therefore, an emergency gov- 
ernor assembly which we would recommend be returned to the 
factory for repairs. It may require only disassembly and cleaning 
or may require actual replacement of parts. 

If you wish to have this done, we will. be pleased to send an 
identification tag and complete shipping instructions. 

Yours very truly, 

G. W. HOWARD, 

District Turbine Engineer 
By W. A. Taylor 
W. A. Taylor/ EC 

The Worthington pump which is operated by the General 
Electric Turbine was reconditioned by the Worthington Pump 
Company. 

Cross connections have been tested by a State Board of Health 
engineer and one of the Town employees. There are four cross 
connections at the Shawsheen Mills, one at Phillips Academy and 
two at the Tyer Rubber Company. 

A lime applicator manufactured by the Wallace & Tiernan 
Company has been installed at the Haggetts Pond Pumping 
Station. Since the installation of this machine very few com- 
plaints of rusty water have been made. 

A hydrant has been installed in front of the Fire Station. This 
gives adequate protection in case of fire in the rear of the Barnard 
Block. 

WATER MAIN INSTALLATIONS 
CEMENT LINED CAST IRON PIPE 



Location 


Size 


Length 


Cost 


A Hide 


Blanchard Street 


8" 


1000 Ft. 


3199.81 


43 


Ballardvale Road 


6" 


225 Ft. 


1799.01 


44 


Vine Street 


8" 


236 Ft. 


1420.53 


46 


Spring Grove Road 


6" 


182 Ft. 


888.20 


47 


Virginia Road 


6" 


134 Ft. 


598.52 


50 



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A tap for a six-inch water main has been installed on Elm 
Street to supply the water system to the new development of the 
Central Construction Company. The water main on their prop- 
erty was installed by the Company. 

A new Dodge runabout truck was purchased from the J. W. 
Robinson Company and put into use July 10th. This was pur- 
chased under Article 20 of the 1946 Warrant. The old Ford 
pickup truck was sold to Mr. Irving J. Moss of Andover Street 
for the O.P.A. price of S313.ll. 

On July 20th due to the excessive amount of water being used 
by the farmers, it was necessary to obtain water from the City of 
Lawrence at two places: namely, from a hydrant on Broadway 
and from another on Mt. Vernon Street. The number of gallons 
of water taken from same was 1,817,880 gallons before the 
reservoirs were back to normal. 

Mr. Howard Pillsbury resigned as chief engineer at the Hag- 
getts Pond Pumping Station as did his two assistants Roland Coe 
and William MacLeod. 

Mr. Philip E. Rollins was hired by the Board of Public Works 
to replace Mr. Pillsbury and Mr. Alfred J. Frisch was hired as his 
assistant. 

During 1946, 443,692,000 gallons of water were pumped at the 
Haggetts Pond Pumping Station, a daily average of 1,215,600 
gallons. The steam turbine was in operation 4967 hours and 
minutes and the electric pump 792 hours and 45 minutes, making 
a daily average of 15 hours and 47 minutes. 

To provide for adequate expenditure in the Water Department 
during 1947, we recommend an appropriation of $47,500.00. 

Services in use January 1, 1947 2797 

Meters in use January 1, 1947 2767 



WATER RECEIPTS 

Water Rates 860,169.98 

Water Construction 551 . 72 



Paid to Town Treasurer $60,721 . 70 



14.-? 



COMPARATIVE STATISTICS AS OF JANUARY I, 1947 









Cost per Million Gals. 








Net Cost 










Miles 




a 






of 


Cost of 


bv total 


bv cost 


Gallons 


of 


\ ear 


Mainten- 


Pumping 


Mainten- 


of 


Pumped 


Main 




ance 




ance 


Pumping 




Pipe 


1937 


28.358.32 


*15,113.06 


71.04 


-37 .86 


599.170.000 


76.58 


1938 


28,371.42 


< 14,429. 22 


75.45 


*38.37 


576,011.000 


77.14 


1939 


27,830.64 


* 14, 640. 99 


63.87 


*3o . 60 


43.5,725.000 


78.78 


1940 


27,799.18 


*15,256.13 


67.04 


*36.79 


414.653.000 


79.89 


1941 


27,796.08 


*17,494.91 


56.81 


*35. 76 


489,287.000 


80.65 


1942 


30,859.93 


*18,211.08 


74.13 


*43.75 


416.314.000 


80.77 


1943 


33.418.32 


♦19,387.57 


85 . 53 


*49.62 


390.688.000. 


80.77 


1944 


38,043.35 


*20,658.91 


89.48 


*48 . 59 


425,152.000 


80.77 


1945 


43,148.15 


*21,916.43 


106.50 


*53.9Q 


405.885.000 


84.90 


1946 


47,857.73 


*22. 65S. 40 


107.86 


*51.02 


445.692.000 


88 . 64 



*Cost at both stations. 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

The following table shows the snowfall for the year 1946 : 

20.00 Inches 



January 
February 

March 

April 

December 

Total 



15.50 Inches 
1.00 Inches 
2.00 Inches 

11.75 Inches 



50.25 Inches 



A check-up has been made of street signs and a number of new 
ones have been made and installed. 

A drain pipe discovered broken between a catch basin and 
manhole on Lowell Street near the corner of Iceland Road was 
repaired using a piece of twelve-inch corrugated iron pipe. 

An old stone drain across Haggetts Pond Road that had out- 
lived its usefulness has been replaced with a twelve-inch cor- 
rugated iron pipe. 

Filter Bed Road in the vicinity of Haverhill Street was grav- 
elled, shaped up and rolled. Iceland Road was given^ a similar 
treatment. 

A drain from River Street, Ballard vale to the Shawsheen River 
in the way of Mr. Clifford Marshall's property was blocked at the 

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lower end. This was cleaned out and an additional length of pipe- 
was laid at the lower end. 

The roadways in the way of the drainage system that was 
installed on Topping Road and Juliette Street were dug up, 
gravelled, rolled and given an application of Tarvia B-4. 

The scraping of roads started the 22nd of April and was com- 
pleted the 15th of May. 

The following roads were treated with "Tarvia Retread": 
Beacon Street, North Street, Laurel Lane, Fiske Street, Cheever 
Circle, Pine Street, Stratford Road, Bartlet Street, Punchard 
Avenue, Bailey Road, Andover Street, Carmel Road, Walnut 
Avenue, Prospect Road, Argyle Street, Arundel Street, Enmore 
Street, York Street, Carisbrooke Street, Riverina Road, Fleming 
Avenue, Carlisle Street. Sutherland Street, Sterling Street. 
Dumbarton Street, Cedar Road, Liberty Street. Rocky Hill 
Road, Stinson Road, Haggetts Pond Road, Buxton Court, Lewis 
Street, and sections of Chandler Roacl from North Street to 
Beacon Street and from Greenwood Road to a point beyond the 
dump; High Plain Road from Greenwood Road to the driveway 
of Mrs. Stella Babicki; River Road from the North School to 
Laurel Lane; Highland Road from North Andover Line to Sum- 
mer Street; Morton Street from Chestnut Street to top of hill; 
Summer Street, upper end; Vine Street from Holt Road to By- 
Pass; Pleasant Street from Haggetts Pond Road to Boutwell 
Road; High Street from Haverhill Street to the North x\ndover 
Line and from Walnut Avenue to a point beyond Carmel Road ; 
Gould Road near the North Reading Line; Coolidge Road, near 
Cedar Road; and the side of Shawsheen Road between Lincoln 
Circle and Lowell Street. 

A stone wall with a cement cap was built in front of the prop- 
erty of Mr. John D. Little on Shawsheen Road. This work was 
done by Mr. Frank G. McCarthy, local contractor, for a price of 
S457.50. The removal of a tree and the grading of the lawn was 
done by Town employees. 

A section of Bannister Roacl, from Clark Road to the property 
of Mr. Maynard Abbott has been given an application of tar and 
also the Town Yard has been given a similar treatment. 

Rattlesnake Hill Road from Wobnrn Street to the culvert near 
the overflow of Foster's PbncThas been shaped up. gravelled and 
given an application of tar. ( rleason St reel and Brundrel t Avenue 

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between River Road and Chandler Road received a similar 
treatment. 

The culvert pipes under Salem Street and Prospect Road have 
been connected with a thirty-six inch reinforced concrete pipe 
and the space between has been filled with gravel, making a much 
better approach from Salem Street to Prospect Road. 

A number of the stringers on the Stevens Street bridge were 
reinforced by spiking 3" X 12" pieces to the existing stringers and 
the plank sidewalk of the Ballard vale bridge was also repaired. 

The top planking was renewed on the Andover Street and 
Central Street bridges over the Shawsheen River. 

The No. 77 Austin-Western Grader purchased in 1935 was sold 
to Mr. George Brox of Hudson, Mass. at a price of S2, 500.00. 

The following miscellaneous pieces of equipment were pur- 
chased : 

3" Homelite Centrifugal Pump at a cost of S340.00 

Leadite Furnace and Pot at a cost of 113. 83 

Electric Welder at a cost of 215 . 00 

A 5'-0" wire fence has been erected on the easterly side of 
Riverina Road. This work was done by the Victor Fence Com- 
pany, lowest bidder, and was done under Article 52 of the 1946 
Warrant. 

A number of the tar patches that were made in the state high- 
way on Main Street because of water leaks have been dug and 
concreted. There are still a number to be done. 

A cement sidewalk has been constructed and granite curbing 
installed in front of the property of Mr. Philip A. Costello. The 
grass plot and also a section of the lawn were loamed and graded. 
Ballard vale Road where the six-inch main was continued was 
gravelled, graded and given an application of tar, and Blanchard 
Street where the eight-inch water main was installed received a 
similar treatment. 

A wire guard fence fifty feet long has been installed on School 
Street in the way of the Rogers Brook culvert. 

The triangular plot at the corner of Stevens Street and Shaw- 
sheen Road has been made much smaller, making the width of 
roads in this vicinity much wider thereby assuring safer driving. 
A number of fences were repaired and painted. 
"Tarvia D" sidewalks have been constructed: on the easterly 
side of Carmel Road; easterly side of Moraine Street; a short 

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stretch on the northerly side of Red Spring Road near the corner 
of Moraine Street; Chester Street from Mr. Alvin J. Zink's 
property to the property of Mr. John J. Smith; Clark Road from 
the Fire Station to .the driveway of Mrs. Smith ; River Street 
from the end of the existing sidewalk on the westerly side of the 
driveway of Mr. Lester F. Abbott; Bartlet Street easterly side 
between Park Street and Chestnut Street; Tewksbury Street, 
northerly side from Center Street to Oak Street; Canterbury 
Street westerly side from the cement sidewalk to the last house ; 
Shawsheen Road between Lincoln Street and Lincoln Circle; 
Hidden Road near Main Street; Binney Street southerly side at 
lower end; both sides of Walker Avenue; Central Street, westerly 
side between Brook and School Streets; North Main Street, in 
front of M. A. Burke's property, lower end of Shepley Street. 

The following sidewalks were repaired : westerly side of Bartlet 
Street from Chestnut Street to Morton Street; Whittier Street, 
westerly side from Summer Street to Park Street; a section of 
Park Street near Bartlet Street and a section of Bartlet Street 
easterly side from Chestnut Street to culvert. 

In November six hundred and fifty (650) yards of sand were 
hauled from the Essex Sand & Gravel Company to the Town 
Yard to be used for the sanding of roads and sidewalks. This 
sand has been mixed with two bags of calcium chloride to three 
cubic yards of sand. A loader hired from Ellsworth Lewis was 
used to pile the sand. 

Eleven (11) sand boxes were installed in December at various 
street intersections and at the top of heavily traveled grades. 

To provide for adequate Highway Maintenance for 1947, we 
recommend an appropriation of S50,000.00. 



TRUCKS, GARAGE AND REPAIR SHOP MAINTENANCE 

To provide for adequate Trucks, Garage and Repair Shop 
Maintenance, we recommend an appropriation of vS 10,000.00. 



SEWER 

To provide for adequate Sewer Maintenance and Construction 
for 1947, we recommend an appropriation of S5.800.00. 

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PARK DEPARTMENT 

The work of cleaning the park and playsteads started April 1st. 

The running track at the playstead has been filled in with 
ashes in places and rolled. 

The baseball diamond at the playstead has been covered with 
marl and rolled. 

Considerable work was done in conjunction with the Ter- 
centenary Celebration. 

At the request of the V.F.W. the German cannon at the Park 
was given a coat of paint. 

The baseball diamond at the corner of Andover and Woburii 
Streets was shaped up. given an application of marl and calcium 
chloride. 

One section of the baseball bleachers at the playstead has been 
renewed. This work was done by Mr. Fred W. Doyle under 
Article 14 of the 1946 Warrant. 

After the football field at Ballard vale was lined out, a roller 
hired from Lewis & Scott was used to roll the field. 



PARK MAINTENANCE 

To provide for adequate Park Maintenance for 1947, we 
recommend an appropriation of 84,600.00. 



LIGHTING COMMITTEE 



Street Lights Requested 

Location 
Salem Street 
Lowell Street 
Andover Street 
Clark Road 
River Street and" 

Lowell Junction Road 
Sweeney Court 
Park opposite High School 
Andover Playstead 
High Street 







Date 


Number and Size 


A uthorized 


14- 


- 1000 lumen units 


10/23/45 


15- 


- 1000 lumen units 


8/ 1/45 


12- 


- 1000 lumen units 


9/ 7/45 


1 - 


- 1000 lumen unit 


9 7/45 


14- 


1000 lumen units 


3/26/46 


1 - 


1000 lumen unit 


5/21/46 


2- 


- 1000 lumen units 


6/ 4/46 


1 - 


- 1000 lumen unit 


7/16/46 


1 - 


- 1000 lumen unit 


9/23/46 



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William Street 2 - 6000 lumen units 10/18/46 

Foster Circle 1 - 1000 lumen unit 12/ 4/46 

Abbot Street (13N-3571) Inc. 1 - 1000 to 2500 lumen 12/ 4/46 

Cost for Above Lights: 

62 - 1000 lumen lights © 818/year 81,160 

2 - 6000 lumen lights @ 865/year 130 

1 - 2500 to replace a 1000 additional cost per year 1 7 

SI, 307 
Relocations Requested During Year 

Enmore Street Relocation of pole requested 4/9/46 Completed 

Argil la Road Relocation of pole 1004 requested 

5/7/46 Completed 

Maple Avenue Lawrence Gas & Electric Company 
wishes to abandon pole 1929 and re- 
locate light on pole 3332. Town has 
not approved this change. 

Pine Street Relocation of light from pole 1461 

to pole 1460, requested 12/4/46 Not completed 

Summer Street Relocation of light from 172 Summer 
Street to pole 1634, requested 
1 2 4/46 Not completed 

To provide for adequate lighting for 1947, we recommend an 
appropriation of 820,000.00. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Edward R. Lawson, Superintendent 



r> 



1947 Town Warrant 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

to either of the constables of the town of andover, 

Greeting : 
In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified to 
vote in Elections and Town Affairs to meet and assemble at the 
designated polling places in Precincts One, Two, Three, Four, 
Five and Six, viz: The Central Fire Station in Precinct One; the 
Square and Compass Hall in Precinct Two; the Sacred Heart 
School, Balmoral Street, Shawsheen Village in Precinct Three; 
the Andover Grange Hall in Precinct Four; the Old School House, 
Ballardvale in Precinct Five; and the Peabody House, Phillips 
Street in Precinct Six, in said Andover, on Monday, the third day 
of March, 1947 at 7.00 o'clock, A.M., to act upon the following 
articles : 

Article 1 — -To elect a Moderator for one year, a Town 
Treasurer for three years, a Selectman for three years, an Assessor 
for three years, one member of the Board of Public Works for 
three years, a member of the Board of Health for three years, 
three members of the School Committee for three years, a mem- 
ber of the Planning Board for five years, a Trustee of Memorial 
Hall library for seven years, a Tree Warden for three years, 
three Constables for one year, and all town officers required by 
law to be elected by ballot. 

Also to vote Yes or No on the following question: 

Shall the provisions of section forty of chapter seventy-one 
of the General Laws, as amended relative to equal pay for men 
and women teachers be in force in this town? 

All the above candidates to be voted for on one ballot. The 
polls will be open from 7:00 o'clock A.M. to 7:00 o'clock P.M. 

After final action on the preceding Article 1 , the said meeting 
shall stand adjourned by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39 of the 
General Laws, to Monday, March 10th at 7:00 o'clock P.M. at 
the Memorial Auditorium, then and there to act upon the follow- 
ing articles, namely: 

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Article 2 — To elect all other offices not required by law to be 
elected by ballot. 

Article 3 — To establish the salary of elected Town Officers for 
the ensuing year. 

Article 4 — To determine what sums of money shall be appro- 
priated for the following purposes : 

Appropriation for the Assessors, Board of Selectmen, and all 
Departments under their control : 

American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Armistice Day, 
Memorial Day, Aid to Dependent Children, Old Age Assistance, 
Public Welfare, Veterans' Service, Retirement Fund, Damages to 
Persons and Property, Elections and Registration. Insurance. 
Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital, Recreation, Public Dump. 
Printing Town Report, Town Officers, Town Scales, Inspector of 
Wires, Sealer of Weights and Measures, Municipal Buildings, 
Infirmary, Moth Suppression, Police Department, Fire Depart- 
ment, Brush Fires, Interest, and Retirement of Bonds. Appro- 
priation for Tree Warden, Appropriation for the Board of Health. 
Care of Tubercular patients. Appropriation, for Trustees of Me- 
morial Hall Library. Appropriation for Trustees of Spring Grove 
Cemetery. Appropriation for School Committee. Appropriation 
for all Departments under the control of the Board of Public 
Works; Highway Maintenance, Water Maintenance, Sewer 
Maintenance, Parks and Playgrounds, Snow Removal and Sand- 
ing, Trucks, Garage and Repair Shop Maintenance. Street 
Lighting. Appropriation for any other Town Charges and 
Expenses. 

Article 5 — To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of fourteen thousand (814,000.00) dollars for the 
purpose of installing a new pump intake suction pipe at the 
Haggetts Pond Pumping Station in accordance with plans of 
Weston and Sampson, Engineers, all work to be done under the 
supervision of the Board of Public Works; and no work to be 
started until approved by a majority vote of each of the following 
boards: The Board of Public Works, the Board of Selectmen and 
the Finance Committee. 

Article 6 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate or transfer from available funds in the treasury, or raise by 

152 



issue of bonds or notes, the sum of vS45,000 for the purpose ot 
extending or improving the sewer system of the Town of An- 
dover in accordance with the plans of Weston and Sampson, 
Engineers, all work to be done under the supervision of the Board 
of Public Works; and no work to be started until approved by a 
majority of each of the following boards: The Board of Public 
Works, The Board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee. 

Article 7 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $1,200.00 with the turn in of the 1942 Ply- 
mouth Sedan, for a new automobile for the Police Department, 
on the petition of Chief George A. Dane. 

Article 8 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $480.00 for the purchase and installation of new 
underground conduit and cables at the Main and Chestnut 
Street Traffic Lights, on petition of Chief George A. Dane. 

Article 9 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of eighteen hundred dollars ($1,800.00) to cover 
the purchase price of an automobile for the chief of the Fire Dept. 

Article 10 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $1000.00 for the purchase and installation of a 
new fire alarm transmitter, on petition of the Chief of the Fire 
Department. 

Article 11 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $1500.00 for the purchase and installing of oil 
burners in the Central Fire Station and the Ballardvale Station, 
on petition of the Chief of the Fire Department. 

Article 12— To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to sell the property known as the Osgood School. 

Article 13 — To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to use the land between town owned properly 
at the junction of High Street and Burnham Road for a Vet- 
eran's Housing Project. 

Article 14 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $4000.00 for grading, installation of water and 
>c\\ci- and incidental expenses in connection with the develop- 
ment of the area included in Article 13. 

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Article 15 — To see if the Town will accept a deed of certain 
tracts of land and rights of way located on and to the east of 
Haggetts Pond Road in the town of Andover for reservoir pur- 
poses. 

Article 16 — To see if the town will vote to sell certain parcels 
of land acquired by tax taking, recorded at the North Essex 
Registry of Deeds in Book 681 on the following pages 572, 574, 
575, 576, 577, 578 and 579 and to authorize the Board of Select- 
men to execute a deed in behalf of the town. 

Article 17 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate or transfer from unappropriated available funds in the 
treasury, a sum of money for Chapter 90, Highway maintenance, 
or take any action in relation thereto. 

Article 18 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to purchase an automobile and appropriate the 
sum of twelve hundred ($1,200.00) dollars therefor, and that the 
price allowed for the old Plymouth coupe purchased in 1938 be 
used as part payment for the new car on petition of the Board of 
Public Works. 

Article 19 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to build new sidewalks and appropriate the sum of 
five thousand ($5,000.00) dollars therefor, at the discretion of 
and on the petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 20 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to purchase a dump truck and appropriate the sum 
of four thousand ($4,000.00) dollars therefor, and that the price 
allowed for the old Ford dump purchased in 1938 be used as part- 
payment for the new dump truck on petition of the Board of 
Public Works. 

Article 21 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of ten thousand ($10,000.00) dollars to continue 
the enclosing of Rogers Brook, on petition of the Board of Public 
Works. 

Article 22 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of eighty-five hundred (88,500.00) dollars to re- 
rebuild the Stevens Street Bridge on petition of the Board of 
Public Works. 

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Article 23 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to erect a garage at the bottom of Lewis Street to 
provide additional storage and appropriate the sum of forty-five 
hundred ($4,500.00) dollars therefor, on petition of the Board of 
Public Works. 

Article 24 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to establish an engineering department and ap- 
propriate the sum of five thousand ($5,000.00) dollars therefor 
and adopt this item as part of the regular budget, on petition of 
the Board of Public Works. 

Article 25 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to install a fifteen-inch drain pipe from Lowell 
Street through the property of Mr. Norman Morgan a distance 
of approximately 210 feet and appropriate the sum of seven 
hundred and fifty ($750.00) dollars therefor, on petition of the 
Board of Public Works. 

Article 26 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to widen Shawsheen Road on the westerly side 
between Essex Street and Cuba Street and appropriate the sum 
of twenty-five hundred ($2,500.00) dollars therefor, on petition 
of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 27 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to improve the Ballardvale playground on An- 
dover Street, opposite the Fire Station and appropriate the sum 
of fifteen hundred ($1, 500.00) dollars therefor, on petition of the 
Board of Public Works. 

Article 28 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to straighten and rebuild a section of Greenwood 
Road between High Plain Road and Lowell Street and appro- 
priate the sum of one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars therefor, on 
petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 29 — To see if the town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of six hundred (S600.00) dollars to purchase from the Stack 
Estate a triangular piece of land at the end of Lewis Street des- 
cribed as follows: Beginning at the northerly corner of the lot by 
land of Town of Andover, Mass., at a point 41J4 feet distant 
from the centre line of said location: thence southwesterly parallel 

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with and 41 Vi feet distant from said centre line three hundred 
and thirty feet more or less to land of Stack Estate: thence- 
easterly by land of said Stack Estate one hundred sixty-three and 
one-half feet more or less to land of said Grace Cavanaugh as the 
stone wall now stands, thence northerly by said Cavanaugh's, 
Lewis Street and town property two hundred and ninety feet 
more or less by stone wall to point of beginning (containing 
54/100 acres), on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

i\.RTiCLE 30 — To see if the town will raise and appropriate the 
sum of four hundred and ninety-seven dollars and sixty-four 
cents ($497.64) to pay vacation allowances earned in 1942 to 
certain employees of the Board of Public Works within the dis- 
cretion of said Board of Public Works. 

Article 31 — To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
School Committee to continue to maintain State-aided vocational 
education in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 74, 
General Laws, and Acts amendatory thereto, or dependent there- 
on, and further raise and appropriate the sum of nine hundred 
dollars ($900.00) therefor. 

Article 32 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of S2,500.00 to be used as follows: to grade and 
pave a playing surface for the Shawsheen Village School yard. 
This money would be spent under the direction of the School 
Committee. (This project has the approval of the School Com- 
mittee.) On petition of Shawsheen Village Parent Teacher 
Association and others. 

Article 33 — To see if the town will vote to accept the pro- 
visions of Chapter 559 of the Acts of 1946, an act authorizing 
increases in the amounts of pensions payable to certain former 
public employees who have been retired . 

Article 34 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate six hundred dollars (8600.00) for the purchase of a new 
power lawn mower for Spring Grove Cemetery, on petition of the 
Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery. 

Article 35 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to purchase a parcel of land, known as Pomp's Pond 
Bathing Beach, and described as follows: Beginning at a wall by 

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the Manning Estate on Abbot Street, then N HH° E 325 feet by 
Abbot Street; thence N 37° E 205 feet by Abbot Street to a 
bound; thence S 59° W 587 feet by land of the Girl Scouts — 
north of the present driveway and including the same; thence 
S 82° W 400 feet by the Girl Scouts and driveway to Pomp's 
Pond; thence N 14%° E 279 feet, along Pomp's Pond to the 
property of John H. Manning and others, thence in an easterly 
direction bounded by property of Manning and others to the 
point of beginning, containing about 8 acres more or less and 
appropriate the sum of $1000.00 dollars for said purchase, on 
petition of The Recreation Committee. 

Article 36— To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of Eifteen hundred dollars ($1500.00) to be 
expended for a cement floor and foundation for the bath houses 
at Pomp's Pond, on petition of The Recreation Committee. 

Article 37 — To see if the town will accept the completion of 
Princeton Avenue. Shawsheen Heights, running south from 
Corbett Street to a point or stone bound, as a public way and 
shown on plan on file with the Board of Survey, dated November 
1941, drawn by John Franklin, C.E., and referred to Annual 
Town Meeting, on petition of Walter J. Griffin and others. 

Article 38 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to erect a retaining stone wall on Green Street near 
the corner of Dartmouth Road and appropriate the sum of 
Fourteen hundred and fifty dollars ($1450.00) therefor, on peti- 
tion of Walter J. Griffin and others. 

Article 39— To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the six-inch water main from the dead 
end on Beacon Street along Beacon Street to the Lawrence Line, 
a distance of approximately eight hundred and fifteen feet and 
appropriate the sum of three thousand dollars ($3000.00) there- 
for, on petition of Wilfred L. Lamoritagne and others. 

ARTICLE 40 — To see if the town will authorize the Board ol 
Public Works to extend the 8-inch water main from the dead end 
on Blanchard Street near the property of Garabed Dargoonian. 
along Blanchard Street a distance of 2300 feet, and appropriate 
the sum of ninety-five hundred dollars ($9500.00) therefor, on 
petition of Gregory P. Christie and others. 

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Article 41 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the corner of South 
Main Street and County Road along County Road to the dead 
end on County Road, a distance of approximately seven hundred 
fifty-two feet and appropriate the sum of two thousand six hun- 
dred fifty dollars ($2650.00) therefor, on petition of Henry H. 
Towne and others. 

Article 42 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to install a water main on Sunset Rock Road from 
the hydrant in front of the property of Mr. V. E. Nunez to the 
corner of Hidden Road, a distance of approximately 770 feet and 
thence along Hidden Road northerly from the corner of Sunset 
Rock Road to an existing dead end, a distance of approximately 
150 feet and appropriate the sum of thirty-five hundred dollars 
($3500.00) therefor, on petition of Ralph A. Bailey and others. 

Article 43 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to install a fifteen-inch drain pipe between Avon 
Street and Stratford Road from Summer Street to Chestnut 
Street to do away with an open ditch and appropriate the sum of 
two thousand four hundred and eighty dollars ($2480.00) there- 
for, on petition of Preston H. Blake and others. 

Article 44 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to pay an outstanding bill of $49.00 for January, 
1943, for snow plowing services, on petition of George M. Squires 
and others. 

Article 45 — To see if the town will vote to reduce the mem- 
bership of the School Committee from nine to five, to be effected 
in the following manner : 

In 1948 — 1 Member to be elected for a term of 3 years. 

In 1949 — 4 Member to be elected for a term of 3 years. 

In 1950 — 1 Member to be elected for a term of 2 years, and 2 
members to be elected for a term of 3 years. And thereafter 1, 2 
and 2 members to be elected in successive years, all for three- 
year terms, on petition of the Committee appointed by the 
Selectmen to consider reduction in School Committee Member- 
ship. 

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Article 46 — To see if the town will vote to accept the sum of 
$3785.00 received in 1946, for the perpetual care of lots in Spring 
Grove Cemetery, on petition of Thaxter Eaton, Treasurer. 

Article 47 — To see if the town will accept the gift of S3834.25 
and interest from the Andover Emergency Committee to be used 
for welfare purposes, under the direction of the Board of Public 
Welfare, on petition of John F. O'Connell, Claude M. Fuess, 
Frederick R. Hulme, Mrs. Frank L. Brigham, Philip F. Ripley 
and others. 

Article 48 — To determine what disposition shall be made of 
unexpended appropriations and free cash in the treasury. 

Article 49 — To act upon the report of the Town Officers. 

Article 50 — To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting attested 

copies and publication thereof, seven days at least before the time 

and place of said meeting as directed by the By-Laws of the town. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your 

doings thereon, at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this third day of February, A.D., 1947. 

Roy E. Hardy 
J. Everett Collins 
Howell F. Shepard 

Selectmen of A ndover 



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Printed by the Andover Press 
Andover, Mass. 



TOWN OF 

ANDOVER 

MASSACHUSETTS 




ANNUAL REPORT 

of the 

TOWN OFFICERS 



For the Fiscal Year Ending 
DECEMBER 31, 1947 



INDEX 



Accountant 45 

Accounting Taxes and Assessments 77 

Aid to Dependent Children 61 

American Legion Quarters 70 

Andover Post 2i28 Y.F.W. 70 

Animal Inspector 48 

Appropriations for 1946 43 

Armistice Day 71 

Assessments and Receipts (B.P.W.) 80 

Assessors 46, 99 

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax 79, 85 

Municipal Properties and Public 

Improvements 101 



55. 



Balance Sheet 
Board of Appeals 
Board of Health 
Board of Public Welfare 

Aid to Dependent Children 

Infirmary 

Old Age Assistance 

Veterans' Services 
Board of Public Works 

Assessments and Receipts 

Highways 

Sewers 

Snow Removal and Sanding 

Water Maint. and Construction 
Bonds, Redemption of See Town Debt 
Building Inspector 51, 122 

Cemetery Funds 74 

Damages to Persons and Property 70 
Departmental Accounts Receivable 82 
Dog Officer 48 

Election and Registration 48 

Engineering 73, 156 

Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital 54 
Excess and Deficiency Account 83 

Expenditures for 1947 45 



87 

106 

53, 120 

61, 102 

62 

63, 114 

62 

64 

147 

56 

57 

112 

60 

72 



Finance Committee 


47 


Fire Department 


50. 116 


Forest Fires 


53 


Forest Products Tax 


77 


General Government 




Election and Registration 


48 


Municipal Buildings 


49 


Toun Officers 


4 







PAGE 


Highways 




56 


Insurance 




71 


Interest 




75 


Jury List 




134 


Maturing Debt 




75 


Memorial Day 




71 


Memorial Hall Library 


6, 7, 


138 


Library Statistics 




146 


Report of Librarian 




139 


Trustees 




138 


Milk Inspector 




125 


Moderator 




47 


Moth Suppression 


52, 


129 


Moth Assessments 




79 


Motor \ehicles Excise 


Tax 


78 


Municipal Buildings 




49 


Municipal Properties and Public 




Improvements 




101 



Old Age Assistance 62 

Overlay 81 

Parks and Playgrounds 68 

Planning Board 48, 107 

Playground Committee 109 

Police Department 49, 117 

Pomps Pond Bathing Beach 69 

Printing Town Reports 71 

Public Dump 55 

Receipts for 1946 43 

Recreation Committee 109 

Reserve Fund 76 

Retirement Report 95 

School Department 65 
Sealer of Weights and Measures 126 

Selectmen . 45 

Sewers 55 

Assessments 79 

Snow Removal and Sanding 60 

Soldier's Benefits 64 

Spring Grove Cemetery 74. 103 

Street Lighting 61 

Tax Collector 46. 85 
Summary of Tax Collector's Cash 

Account 86 

Tax Title Account 76 



Town Accountant 42 

Accounting Taxes and Assessments 77 
Appropriations for 1947 43 

Board of Public Works Accounts 

Receivable 79 

Departmental Accounts Receivable 82 



Expenditures 


for 1947 


45 


John Cornell Fund 


84 


Receipts for 


1947 


43 


Town Clerk 




41, 47 


Town Counsel 




47 


Town Debt 




98 


Town Reports 




71 


Town Infirmary 




56, 114 


Town Meetings 




10 


Proceedings 




15 



Warrants 
Town Officers 
Town Scales 
Treasurer 
Tree Warden 
Trucks 
Trust Funds 



161 

4 

12 

45, 97 

53, 127 

56 

92 



Trustees of Punchard Free School 131 

Veterans' Services 70, 104 

Vital Statistics 41 

Water Accounts Receivable 83 

Water Department 72 

Water and Sewerage Investigation 112 
Water Maint. and Construction 72 

Wire Inspector 51, 124 



Town Officers 

ELECTED AND APPOINTED 



Moderator 
Arthur Sweeney 

Board of Selectmen and Public Welfare 
Roy E. Hardy, Chairman Term expires 1948 

J. Everett Collins, Secretary Term expires 1950 

Howell F. Shepard t Term expires 1949 

George H. Winslow, Clerk 
Arthur W. Cole, Agent, Bureau, Old Age Assistance, Welfare 

Board 
Francis P. Markey, Veterans' Affairs Agent 

Board of Assessors 
Roy E. Hardy, Chairman Term expires 1948 

J. Everett Collins Term expires 1950 

Howell F. Shepard Term erpires 1949 

Tow n Clerk 
George H. Winslow Term expires 1948 

Collector of Taxes 
James P. Christie Term expires 1949 

Treasurer 
Thaxter Eaton Term expires 1950 

Town Accountant 
George C. Napier 

Town Counsel 

Walter C. Tomlinson 

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Board of Retirement 

George C. Napier, Chairman Term expires 1949 

Edmond E. Hammond Term expires 1949 

George H. Winslow, Secretary Term expires 1950 



Board of Public Works 



Sidney P. White, Chairman 

Fred W. Doyle 

Edward A. Doyle 

John H. Kelly 

Sanborn A. Caldwell, Secretary 

Charles T. Gilliard, Town Engineer 

Edward R. Lawson, Superintendent 



Term expires 1950 

Term expires 1948 

Term expires 1948 

Term expires 1949 

Term expires 1949 



School Committe 


E 




Dorothy T. Partridge 


Term expires 


1950 


Katharine A. Baldwin 


Term expires 


1950 


Vincent F. Stulgis 


Term expires 


1950 


Arthur R. Lewis, Chairman 


Term expires 


1948 


Gordon C. Colquhoun 


Term expires 


1948 


Barbara A. Loomer 


Term expires 


1948 


John S. Moses 


Term expires 


1949 


Malcolm B. McTernen 


Term expires 


1949 


William A. Doherty, Secretary 


Term expires 


1949 


Kenneth L. Sherman, Superintendent 







Attendance Officer 
John Campbell 

School Physician 
Philip W. Blake, M.D. 

Athletic Medical Director 
John J. McArdle, Jr. 

School Nurse 
Ruth E. Westcott, R.N. 



Director, Continuation School 
Carl M. Gahan 



Board of Health 
Percy J. Look, M.D., Chairman Term expires 1949 

William V. Emmons Term expires 1950 

Charles O. McCullom Term expires 1948 

Lotta M. Johnson, R.N., Nurse and Agent 
Robert A. Walsh, Milk Inspector 

Inspector of Slaughtering 
Ray S. Youmans 

Inspector of Buildings 
Ralph W. Coleman 

Inspector of Plumbing 
Alexander Thomson 

Planning Board and Board of Survey 
Sidney P. White, Chairman Term expires 1952 

Leon A. Field Term expires 1948 

Walter Tomlinson Term expires 1949 

Frederick E. Cheever Term expires 1950 

Kirk R. Batcheller Term expires 1951 

Inspector of Wires Sealer of Weights & Measures 

W T illiam J. Young Lewis N. Mears 

George W. Baker, Deputy Wilson Crawford, Deputy 

Inspector of Animals 
Hartwell B. Abbot 

Trustees of Memorial Hall 

Winsor Gale, Chairman Term expires 1948 

Arthur W. Reynolds, Treasurer Term expires 1950 

William N. Perry, Secretary Term expires 1954 

Caroline P. Leavitt Term expires 1949 

*Henry G. Tyer Term expires 1951 

Leo F. Daley Term expires 1952 

Alan R. Blackmer Term expires 1953 
*Deceased 

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Trustees of Punchard Free School 
Rev. Frederick B. Noss, President 
Rev. John S. Moses 
Rev. Leslie J. Adkins 

E. E. Hammond, Clerk and Treasurer Term expires 1949 

William A. Trow Term expires 1949 

Roy E. Hardy Term expires 1949 

*Henry G. Tyer Term expires 1949 

Charles C. Kimball Term expires 1949 



Trustees of Cornell Fund 
Edward P. Hall Term expires 1950 

Arthur W. Cole Term expires 1948 

Frederick E. Cheever, Treasurer Term expires 1949 



Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery 

Frank R. Petty, Chairman Term expires 1948 

Malcolm E. Lundgren Term expires 1950 

Albert E. Curtis Term expires 1948 

Clifford E. Marshall Term expires 1949 

Frederick E. Cheever Term expires 1949 
Jesse E. West, Superintendent 



Board of Registrars 
Ralph A. Bailey, Chairman Term expires 1948 

Walter F. McDonald Term expires 1950 

Eugene A. Zalla Term expires 1949 

George H. Winslow, Clerk 



Finance Committee 
Howell M. Stillman, Chairman Hugh Bullock 

Stanley F. Swanton, Secretary Harold G. Bowen 

Victor Mill, Jr. Ellsworth H. Lewis 

Dr. Harry V. Byrne 

""Deceased 



Recreation Committee 

(including Pomp's Pond) 
Stafford A. Lindsay, Chairman Alan F. Dunlop 

George A. Stanley, Jr. Francis P. Mar key 

Edward J. Lefebvre 

Superintendent of Moth Department 
George R. Abbott Appointed Annually 

Tree Warden 
George R. Abbott Term expires 1950 

Board of Appeals 
James S. Eastham, Chairman Term expires 1949 

Roy E. Hardy, Secretary Term expires 1950 

Edward P. Hall Term expires 1948 

Walter C. Tomlinson, Associate Member 
Leon A. Field, Associate Member 

Fire Department 

Charles E. Buchan, Chief 

Charles E. Buchan, Forest Warden 

Police Department 

George A. Dane, Chief 

George A. Dane, Dog Officer 



TOWN OF ANDOVER 

Population, 1945 Census— 11920 

Registered Voters 1947—6914 

POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS INCLUDING ANDOVER 

Senators 
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., Beverly 

Leverett Saltonstall, Newton 

Fifth Congressional District 
Edith Nourse Rogers, 444 Andover St., Lowell 

Fifth Councillor District 
Alfred G. Gaunt, 56 Pleasant Street, Methuen 

Fourth Essex Senatorial District 
Philip K. Allen, 1 Highland Road, Andover 

Fourth Essex Representative District 
J. Everett Collins, 35 Summer Street, Andover 
Frank S. Giles, 375 Lowell Street, Methuen 

Raymond W. Schlapp, 19 Hemenway Street, Methuen 

Essex County Commissioners 
Arthur A. Thompson, Methuen 

C. F. Nelson Pratt, Saugus 

J. Fred Manning, Lynn 



Annual Town Meeting 

MARCH 3, 1947 



Agreeably to a Warrant signed by the Selectmen, Febru- 
ary 12th, 1947, the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover, 
qualified to vote in Elections and Town Affairs, met and 
assembled at the designated polling places in Precincts One, 
Two, Three, Four, Five and Six, viz: The Central Fire 
Station in Precinct One; the Square and Compass Hall in 
Precinct Two; The Sacred Heart School, Balmoral Street, 
Shawsheen Village, in Precinct Three ; the Andover Grange 
Hall in Precinct Four; the Old Schoolhouse, Ballardvale, in 
Precinct Five and the Peabody House, Phillips Street, in 
Precinct Six, in said Andover on 

MONDAY, THE THIRD DAY OF MARCH, 1947 
at 7:00 o'clock A.M. to act upon the following articles. 

Essex, ss. Andover. March 1, 1947 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one 
of the Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the 
inhabitants of said town, to meet at the time and places 
and for the purposes stated in said warrant, by posting a 
true and attested copy of the same, on the Town House, on 
each Schoolhouse and in no less than five other public places 
where bills and notices are usually posted and by publication 
in the Andover Townsman. Said warrants have been posted 
and published seven days. 

George N. Sparks, Constable 

Article 1. Election of Officers. 

Took up Article One and proceeded to vote for Town 
Officers. The Ballot boxes were found to be empty and 
registered 0000. The Polls were opened at seven o'clock A.M. 
and closed at seven o'clock P.M. The total number of ballots 
cast was 2488 — viz: Precinct 1 — 787, Precinct 2 — 548, 
Precinct 3—390, Precinct 4 — 207, Precinct 5 — 200, Precinct 
6—356. 

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Moderator — For One Year 







Precincts 








1 


2 


3 4 5 


6 






312 


260 


154 52 100 


100 


John F. O'Connell 


978 


439 


258 


208 141 86 


240 


Arthur Sweeney 


1372 


36 


30 


28 14 14 


16 


Blanks 


138 






Town Treasurer — For Three Years 




673 


468 


335 183 175 


336 


Thaxter Eaton 


2170 


114 


80 


55 24 25 


20 


Blanks 


318 



Selectman — For Three Years 

238 264 146 76 92 107 Elizabeth L. Buchan 923 

534 270 233 126 106 248 J. Everett Collins 1517 

15 14 11 5 2 1 Blanks 48 

Assessor — For Three Years 

243 264 147 80 89 110 Elizabeth L. Buchan 933 

524 270 229 122 106 242 J. Everett Collins 1493 

20 14 14 5 5 4 Blanks 62 

Board of Public Works — For Three Years 

331 246 161 71 79 112 Leon Davidson 1000 

403 273 201 124 109 230 Sidney P. White 1340 

53 29 28 12 12 14 Blanks 148 

School Committee — For Three Years 
381 267 199 116 114 218 Katharine A. Baldwin 1295 

267 194 249 117 75 164 Norman L. Miller 1066 

471 334 215 139 131 285 Dorothy T. Partridge 1575 

416 242 167 106 86 215 Vincent F. Stulgis 1232 

370 275 128 45 93 89 Harold W. Wennik 1000 

456 332 212 98 101 97 Blanks 1285 

Board of Health — For Three Years 

662 465 337 175 165 331 William V. Emmons 2135 

125 83 53 32 35 25 Blanks 353 



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Planning Board — For Five Years 



Precincts 








12 3 4 5 


6 






532 368 298 159 142 


313 


Sidney P. White 


1812 


1 




Leon Davidson 


1 


225 180 91 48 58 


43 


Blanks 


675 



Trustee of Memorial Hall Library — For Seven Years 
585 413 322 165 151 322 William N. Perry 1958 
202 135 68 42 49 34 Blanks 530 

Tree Warden — For Three Years 
631 435 330 171 168 332 George R. Abbott 2067 
156 113 60 36 32 24 Blanks 421 

Constables — For One Year 

242 210 144 50 64 107 Benjamin C. Brown 817 

625 418 303 168 157 297 George A. Dane 1968 

518 319 277 148 121 162 J. Lewis Smith 1651 

568 375 259 147 170 269 George N. Sparks 1788 

408 322 187 108 88 127 Blanks 1240 

Question — Equal Pay 
Shall the provisions of section forty of Chapter 
seventy-one of the General Laws, as amended rela- 
tive to equal pay for men and women teachers be 
in force in this town? 
395 270 201 107 112 195 YES 1280 

209 119 113 44 37 96 NO 618 

183 159 76 56 51 65 Blanks 590 

All the foregoing officers were voted for on one ballot and 
the check lists were used. 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT 1 

March 3, 1947 
Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge, Rowland W. 
Luce. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls 
closed at 7 P.M. Ballot box registered when closed 787. 
Number of ballots received 1620. Number of ballots re- 
turned 835. Absentee ballots 2. Number of ballots cast 787. 

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Police Officer on duty Joseph E. O'Brien. Voted to count 
ballots at 9 A.M. 

Joseph W. McNally, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT 2 

March 3, 1947 
Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge, Mark Keane. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed 
at 7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 548. 
Number of ballots received 1402. Number of ballots re- 
turned 856. Number of ballots cast 548. Police officer on 
duty, David Nicoll. Voted to count ballots at 10 A.M. 

Norman K. MacLeish, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT 3 

March 3, 1947 
Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge — Stafford A. 
Lindsay. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. 
Polls closed at 7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls 
closed 390. Number of ballots received 1515. Number of 
ballots returned 1125. Number of ballots cast 390. Police 
officer on duty, Joseph A. Davis. Voted to count ballots at 
7.40 A.M. 

Harold P. Kitchin, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT 4 

March 3, 1947 
Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge — Francis E. 
Wilson. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls 
closed at 7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 
207. Number of ballots received 702. Number of ballots 
returned 495. Number of ballots cast 207. Police officer on 
duty, Roy Russell. Voted to count ballots at 11.55 A.M. 

Frederick J. Kearn, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT 5 

March 3, 1947 

Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge — Chester E. 

Matthews. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. 

Polls closed at 7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls 

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closed 200. Number of ballots received 617. 1 A.V. Num- 
ber of ballots returned 218. Number of ballots cast 200. 
Police officer on duty, George N. Sparks. Voted to count 
ballots at 1.35 P.M. 

Eugene A. Zalla, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT 6 

March 3, 1947 
Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge — Ralph A. 
Bailey. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls 
closed at 7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 
356. Number of ballots received 1195. Number of Absentee 
ballots 6. Number of ballots returned 845. Number of bal- 
lots cast 356. Police officer on duty — James R. Lynch. 
Voted to count ballots at 9 A.M. 

John M. Lynch, Clerk 

After final action of Article One, the said meeting was 
adjourned by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39 of the Gen- 
eral Laws to Monday, March 10th, at 7 o'clock P.M. at the 
Memorial Auditorium. 



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ADJOURNED TOWN MEETING, MARCH 10, 1947 



J. Everett Collins, Selectman for three years. 

J. Everett Collins, Assessor for three years. 

Sidney P. White, member Board of Public Works for 
three years. 

Katharine A. Baldwin, member School Committee for 
three years. 

Dorothy T. Partridge, member School Committee for 
three years. 

Vincent F. Stulgis, member School Committee for three 
years. 

William V. Emmons, member Board of Health for three 
years. 

Sidney P. White, member Planning Board for five years. 

William N. Perry, Trustee of Memorial Hall Library for 
seven years. 

George R. Abbott, Tree Warden for three years. 

George A. Dane, Constable for one year. 

J. Lewis Smith, Constable for one year. 

George N. Sparks, Constable for one year. 

The Moderator declared section 40 of Chapter Seventy- 
one of the General Laws to be in force in this town. 

Article 2 — To elect all other officers not required by law 
to be elected by ballot. 

Upon motion of Mr. Hardy and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, that Edward P. Hall be elected Trustee of the 
Cornell Fund for three years. 

Article 3 — To establish the salary of elected Town Offi- 
cers for the ensuing year. 

Mr. Hardy, Mr. Moderator, "before we establish the sal- 
aries of elected officers for the year 1947 I wish to propose 
a motion covering a general wage increase for all full time 
employees of the Town. That motion reads as follows : 

"That a general wage increase, not to exceed $4.00 per 
week to any individual, be granted to all full-time employ- 

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ees, except as hereinafter noted, and that funds, to meet the 
increases referred to, be included in the departmental bud- 
gets. This additional compensation, a cost of living bonus, 
shall start April 1, 1947, and end March 31, 1948 Annual 
Town Meeting. This increase does not apply to the School 
Department." 

This motion was duly moved and seconded and amended 
by Mr. Daley: moved and seconded and VOTED — that a 
general wage increase, not to exceed $4.00 per week to any 
individual, be granted to all full-time employees, except as 
hereinafter noted and that funds, to meet the increases re- 
ferred to, be included in the departmental budget, and a 
permanent increase of $250. per year be given to the fire- 
men and policemen. 

Upon motion of Mr. Hardy, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED to establish the salaries of the elected Town Officers 
for the ensuing year as follows: (each item being voted on 
separately) 
Chairman, Board of Selectmen, per annum $ 400.00 

Two members at $300. each, per annum 600.00 

Board of Assessors 

Three members at $400. each, per annum 1,200.00 

Board of Public Welfare 

Three members at $100. each, per annum 300.00 

Town Clerk 2,600.00 

Collector of Taxes 2,950.00 

Town Treasurer 2,950.00 

Moth Superintendent and Tree Warden 

combined salary for both per week 52.00 

Board of Health 

Three members at $100. each, per annum 300.00 

Secretary of the Board of Public Works 100.00 

Treasurer, Library Trustees 100.00 

Moderator, per meeting 10.00 

Article 4 — To determine what sums of money shall be 
appropriated for the following purposes: 

Upon motion made and duly seconded, it was VOTED to 
appropriate the following sums of money, each item being 
voted on separately : 



Appropriation for the Assessors, Board of Selectmen, 
and all Departments under their control : 



American Legion 


$ 600.00 


Veterans of Foreign Wars 


600.00 


Armistice Day 


150.00 


Memorial Day 


1,125.00 


Aid to Dependent Children 


8,700.00 


Veterans' Services (this to include $12.46 un- 




paid 1946 bill) (unanimous vote) 


8,800.00 


Old Age Assistance 


50,000.00 


Public Welfare (see Article 47) 


7,000.00 


Retirement Fund 


10,000.00 


Damages to Persons and Property 


2,000.00 


($500' of that damage by reason of heavy 




rains, if they are a liability on the part of 




the town) 




Elections and Registration 


2,700.00 


Insurance 


11,600.00 


Essex T. B. Hospital 


10,484.82 


Recreation 


7,104.00 


Public Dump 


1,200.00 


Printing Town Report 


943.50 


Selectmen (inc. $1.80 1946 unpaid bill) 




(unanimous vote) 


2,438.00 


Treasurer 


3,710.00 


Collector of Taxes 


6,091.00 


Accountant (inc. 60c unpaid 1946 bill) 




(unanimous vote) 


4,340.50 


Assessors 


7,769.00 


Town Clerk 


3,890.00 


Moderator 


20.00 


Town Counsel 


750.00 


Finance Committee 


20.00 


Planning Board and Survey 


200.00 


Dog Officer 


225.00 


Animal Inspector 


350.00 


Building Inspector 


550.00 


Town Scales 


425.00 


Inspector of Wires 


425.00 



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Sealer of Weights and Measures 450.00 

Municipal Buildings 6,170.00 

Infirmary 9,800.00 

jMoth Suppression 6,220.00 
^Police Department (this amount to include out 

, of State travel) 42,347.00 
Fire Department (this amount to include out 

of State travel) 56,190.00 

Brush Fires 1,800.00 

Interest 4,933.75 

Retirement of Bonds 41,000.00 

Tree Warden 9,300.00 

Board of Health 5,072.00 

Care of T. B. patients 5,000.00 

Trustees of Memorial Library 23,659.00 

(plus Dog tax) 
Spring Grove Cemetery (inc. $168.51 unpaid 

1946 bills) (unanimous vote) 14,434.51 

School Committee 267,131.00 

Appropriations under control of the Board 
of Public Works: 

Highway Maintenance 53,120.00 

Water Maintenance 49,100.00 

Parks 5,000.00 

Sewer Maintenance 5,960.00 

Snow removal and sanding 18,000.00 
$2,000.00 to be available for use of equip- 
ment, if necessary in the discretion of the 
Board of Public Works — and above amount 
to cover removal of snow from private ways 
; as designated by the Board of Selectmen. 

.Trucks, Garage and Repair Shop 10,160.00 

■Street Lighting 20,000.00 

.-Engineering 1,500.00 



' Total Departmental $810,558.08 

( 

'Article 5 — Installing new pump intake suction 

\ pipe— Haggetts Pond Station 12,000.00 

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Article 6— Ext. Sewer System— $27,000.00 

(available funds) — 

Article 7 — New Police Car with turn-in of 

1942 Plymouth sedan 1,200.00 

Article 8 — New conduit — Traffic Lights Main- 
Chestnut Streets 480.00 
Article 9 — New car — Fire Department 1,800.00 
Article 10 — Fire Alarm Transmitter 1,000.00 
Article 11 — New oil burner — Ballardvale Fire 

Station 500.00 

Article 1 7— Chapter 90 Work— $3,000.00 

(available funds) — 

Article 18 — Board of Public Works auto — price 
allowed for Plymouth Coupe to be used as 
part payment 1,200.00 

Article 19 — New sidewalks 5,000.00 

Article 20 — New dump truck — Board Public 

Works 4,000.00 

Article 21 — Rogers Brook (repair and clean 

Chestnut St. to Brook St.) 1,100.00 

Article 22— Rebuild Stevens Street Bridge 6,000.00 

Article 23 — Board of Public Works — new gar- 
age 4,500.00 
Article 25 — Lowell Street drain 750.00 
Article 26 — Widening Shawsheen Road 2,500.00 
Article 27 — Improving Ballardvale Playground . 1,500.00 
Article 29 — Purchase — Stack'land 600.00 
Article 31 — State-aided Vocation Education 900.00 
Article 32— Shawsheen School grading 2,500.00 
Article 31+ — New power lawn mower — Spring 

Grove Cem. 600.00 

Article 35 — Pomps Pond — land purchase 1,000.00 

Article 36 — Repairing bath houses — Pomps Pond 1,500.00 
Article 1 — (Supplementary Warrant) 750.00 

Power chain saw— Tree Department 
Article 38 — Retaining wall — Green Street 1,450.00 

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Article Ul — Water Extension — South Main 

Street along County Road 2,650.00 



Total Special Articles $ 55,480.00 

Total Appropriated $866,038.08 

School Committee 267,131.00 

Appropriations under control of the Board of 

Public Works : 
Highway Maintenance 53,120.00 

Water Maintenance 49,100.00 

Parks 5,000.00 

Sewer Maintenance 5,960.00 

Snow removal and sanding 18,000.00 

$2000.00 to be available for use of equip- 
ment, if necessary in the discretion of the 
Board of Public Works — and above amount 
to cover removal of snow from private ways 
as designated by the Board of Selectmen. 
Trucks, Garage and Repair Shop 10,160.00 

Street Lighting 20,000.00 

Engineering 1,500.00 



The check lists showed that 905 persons entered the 
Auditorium. The meeting was called to order by Arthur 
Sweeney, Moderator, at 7 P.M. It was the unanimous con- 
sent of the meeting to admit Charles T. Irwin, Shorthand 
reported, to record the meeting, also to admit Thomas 
Burns, Attorney; Mr. and Mrs. John Hart; Donald Look, 
to take a picture of the gathering, and the following High 
School students: Charles Anderson, Charles Brennan, 
Joseph Bulla, Peggy Collins, Patricia Collins, Mary Colom- 
bosian, Fred Davideit, James Gillen, George Haselton, Dor- 
othy Keith, Alex Meek, John Petty, Alan Petty, Mildred 
Richards, Frank Serio, Eileen Stevens, Marjorie Weeks, 
LeRoy Wilson, John Wirtz, John Wormwood, Lewis Skei- 
rik, Gregory Arabian, Joseph Ratyna, and Miss Mary Don- 
ahue, Miss Ansi Angelo, Miss Anna Walsh, teachers. 

Invocation by Reverend Father Henry Smith. 

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Mr. J. Everett Collins with the audience gave the salute 

to the flag. 

The Clerk read the return of the services of the warrants 
and then read Article 1 — To elect a Moderator for one year, 
a Town Treasurer for three years, a Selectman for three 
years, an Assessor for three years, one member of the 
Board of Public Works for three years, a member of the 
Board of Health for three years, three members of the 
School Committee for three years, a member of the Plan- 
ning Board for five years, a Trustee of Memorial Hall Li- 
brary for seven years, a Tree Warden for three years, three 
Constables for one year, and all town officers required by 
law to be' elected by ballot. Also to vote on the following 
■question: Shall the provisions of section forty of Chapter 
seventy-one of the General Laws, as amended relative to 
equal pay for men and women teachers be in force in this 
town ? 

All the above candidates to be voted for on one ballot. 

The polls will be open from 7:00 o'clock A.M. to 7:00 
o'clock P.M. 

The announcement of the balloting was read by the Clerk 
and the Moderator declared elected the successful candi- 
dates as follows : 

Arthur Sweeney, Moderator for one year. 
Thaxter Eaton, Town Treasurer for three years. 

Article 5 — To see if the town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of fourteen thousand ($14,000.00) dol- 
lars for the purpose of installing a new pump intake suction 
pipe at the Haggetts Pond Pumping Station in accordance 
with plans of Weston and Sampson, Engineers, all work 
to be done under the supervision of the Board of Public 
Works ; and no work to be started until approved by a ma- 
jority vote of each of the following boards: The Board of 
Public Works, The Board of Selectmen and the Finance 
Committee. 

Upon motion of Mr. French, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, that the town raise and appropriate the sum of 

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$12,000. for the purpose of installation of intake works at 
the Haggetts Pond Pumping Station in accordance with the 
plans of Weston and Sampson, Engineers, under the direc- 
tion of the Board of Public Works; no work to be started 
until approved by a majority of each of the following boards : 
The Selectmen, the Board of Public Works, and the Finance 
Committee. 

Article 6 — To see if the town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate or transfer from available funds in the treasury, 
or raise by issue of bonds or notes, the sum of $45,000. for 
the purpose of extending or improving the sewer system of 
the Town of Andover in accordance with the plans of Wes- 
ton and Sampson, Engineers, all work to be done under the 
supervision of the Board of Public Works; and no work 
to be started until approved by a majority of each of the 
following boards : The Board of Public Works, The Board 
of Selectmen and the Finance Committee. 

Upon motion of Mr. McCarthy, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, that the town appropriate from available funds 
the sum of $27,000. for the purpose of extending the sew- 
erage system in accordance with the general plan of Weston 
and Sampson, Engineers, under the direction of the Beard 
of Public Works ; no work to be started until approved by a 
majority of each of the following boards : The Selectmen, the 
Board of Public Works, and the Finance Committee. 

Article 7 — To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $1200.00, with the turn in of the 
1942 Plymouth Sedan, for a new automobile for the Police 
Department, on the petition of Chief George A. Dane. 

Upon motion of Mr. Hardy, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, that the sum of $1200.00 be appropriated in ac- 
cordance with the article. 

Article 8 — To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $480.00 for the purchase and in- 
stallation of new underground conduit and cables at the 
Main and Chestnut Street Traffic Lights, on petition of 
Chief George A. Dane. 

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Upon motion of Mr. Hardy, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, that the sum of $480.00 be raised and appropri- 
ated in accordance with the article. 

Article 9 — To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of eighteen hundred dollars ($1800.00) 
to cover the purchase price of an automobile for the chief 
of the Fire Department. 

Upon motion of Mr. Hardy, and duly seconded, it was : 
VOTED, that the sum of $1800.00 be raised and appropri- 
ated for, the article as read. 

Article 10 — To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $1000.00 for the purchase and in- 
stallation of a new fire alarm transmitter, on petition of the 
Chief of the Fire Department. 

Upon motion of Mr. Hardy, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, that the sum of $1,000.00 be raised and appropri- 
ated for the purpose set forth in the Article. 

Article 11 — To see if the town will vote to raise and' 
appropriate the sum of $1500.00 for the purchase and in- : 
stallation of oil burners in the Central Fire Station and the 
Ballardvale Station, on petition of the Chief of the Fire. 
Department. 

Upon motion of Mr. Hardy, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, that the sum of $500.00 be raised and appropriated 
for installation in the Ballardvale Station. 

Article 12 — To see if the town will authorize the Board 
of Selectmen to sell the property known as the Osgood 
School. 

Upon motion of Mr. Hardy, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, to adopt Article 12 as read. 

Article 13 — To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to use the land between town-owned 
property at the junction of High Street and Burnham Road 
for a Veterans' Housing Project. 

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Upon motion of Mr. Hardy, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, that Articles 13 and 14 be withdrawn from the 
warrant. 

(Article Ik — follows) 

Article 1U — To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $4000.00 for grading, installation of 
water and sewer and incidental expenses in connection with 
the development of the area included in Article IS. 

(vote under Article 13) 

Article 15 — To see if the town will accept a deed of cer- 
tain tracts of land and rights of way located on and to the 
east of Haggetts Pond Road in the Town of Andover for 
reservoir purposes. 

Upon motion of Mr. Hardy, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, that the article be accepted as read, and that the 
town accept the deed. 

Article 16 — To see if the town will vote to sell certain 
parcels of land acquired by tax taking, recorded at the 
North Essex Registry of Deeds in Book 681 on the follow- 
ing pages: 572, 574, 575, 576, 577, 578 and 579, and to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to execute a deed in be- 
half of the town. 

Upon motion of Mr. Eaton, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, to accept the article as read. 

Article 17 — To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from unappropriated available 
funds in the treasury, a sum of money for Chapter 90, High- 
way Maintenance, or take any action in relation thereto. 

Upon motion of Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, to appropriate the sum of $3,000.00, from avail- 
able funds, for Chapter 90, Highway Maintenance. 

Article 18 — To see if the town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to purchase an automobile and appropriate 
the sum of twelve hundred ($1200.00) dollars therefor, and 
that the price allowed for the old Plymouth coupe purchased 

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in 1938 be used as part payment for the new car, on petition 
of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion of Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, that the town raise and appropriate the sum of 
$1200.00 and adopt article as read. 

Article 19 — To see if the town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to build new sidewalks and appropriate the 
sum of five thousand ($5000.00) dollars therefor, at the 
discretion of and on the petition of the Board of Public 
Works. •» 

Upon motion made by Mr. White, and duly seconded, it 
was VOTED, to appropriate the sum of $5000.00 as set 
forth in Article 19. 

Article 20 — To see if the town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to purchase a dump truck and appropriate 
the sum of four thousand ($4000.00) dollars therefor, and 
that the price allowed for the old Ford dump purchased in 
1938 be used as part payment for the new dump truck, on 
petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion of Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, that the town raise and appropriate the sum of 
$4000.00 and accept article as read. 

Article 21 — To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of ten thousand ($10,000) dollars to 
continue the enclosing of Rogers Brook, on petition of the 
Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion of Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, to raise and appropriate the sum of $1100.00 to 
repair walls and clean brook from Chestnut Street to Brook 
Street. 

Article 22 — To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of eighty-five hundred ($8500.00) dol- 
lars to rebuild the Stevens Street Bridge, on petition of the 
Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion of Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, to raise and appropriate the sum of $6000.00 for 

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rebuilding" and reconditioning the Stevens Street Bridge, 
no work to be done without the approval of the Board of 
Selectmen, the Finance Committee and the Board of Public 
Works. 

Article 23 — To see if the town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to erect a garage at the bottom of Lewis 
Street to provide additional storage and appropriate the 
sum of forty-five hundred ($4500.00) dollars therefor, on 
petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion of Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, to raise and appropriate the sum of $4500.00 for 
this article as read. 

Article 2U — To see if the town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to establish an engineering department and 
appropriate the sum of five thousand ($5000.00) dollars 
therefor and adopt this item as part of the regular budget, 
on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion of Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, that article be withdrawn. 

Article 25 — To see if the town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to install a fifteen-inch drain pipe from 
Lowell Street through the property of Mr. Norman Morgan 
a distance of approximately 210 feet and appropriate the 
sum of seven hundred and fifty ($750.00) dollars therefor, 
on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion of Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, that the sum of $750.00 be raised for this article 
as read. 

Article 26- — To see if the town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to widen Shawsheen Road on the westerly 
side between Essex Street and Cuba Street and appropri- 
ate the sum of twenty-five hundred ($2500.00) dollars there- 
for, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion of Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, to raise and appropriate the sum of $2500.00 for 
article as read. 

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Article 27 — To see if the town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to improve the Ballardvale playground on 
Andover Street, opposite the Fire Station and appropriate 
the sum of fifteen hundred ($1500.00) dollars therefor, on 
petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion of Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, to appropriate the sum of $1500.00 for article as 
read. 

Article 28 — To see if the town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to straighten and rebuild a section of 
Greenwood Road between High Plain Road and Lowell 
Street and appropriate the sum of one thousand ($1000.00) 
dollars therefor,, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article defeated— 255 to 120. 

Article 29 — To see if the town will vote to appropriate 
the sum of six hundred ($600.00) dollars to purchase from 
the Stack Estate a triangular piece of land at the end of 
Lewis Street described as follows : Beginning at the north- 
erly corner of the lot by land of Town of Andover, Mass., at 
a point 41% feet distant from the centre line of said loca- 
tion; thence southwesterly parallel with and 41% feet dis- 
tant from said centre line three hundred and thirty feet 
more or less to land of Stack Estate; thence easterly by 
land of said Stack Estate one hundred sixty-three and one- 
half feet more or less to land of said Grace Cavanaugh as 
the stone wall now stands thence northerly by said Cava- 
naugh's, Lewis Street and town property two hundred and 
ninety feet more or less by stone wall to point of beginning 
(containing 54/100 acres), on petition of the Board of 
Public Works. 

Upon motion of Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, to appropriate the sum of $600.00 and adopt ar- 
ticle as read. 

Article 30 — To see if the town will raise and appropriate 
the sum of four hundred and ninety-seven dollars and 
sixty-four cents ($497.64) to pay vacation allowances 
earned in 1942 to certain employees of the Board of Public 

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Works within the discretion of said Board of Public Works. 
Article defeated. 

Article 31 — To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
School Committee to continue to maintain State-aided voca- 
tional education in accordance with the provisions of Chap- 
ter 74, General Laws, and Acts amendatory thereto, or de- 
pendent thereon, and further raise and appropriate the 
sum of nine hundred ($900.00) dollars therefor. 

Upon motion of Mr. Hammond, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, to authorize the School Committee to continue to 
maintain State-aided vocational education in accordance 
with the provisions of Chapter 74, General Laws, and Acts 
amendatory thereto, or dependent thereon, and further 
raise and appropriate the sum of $900.00 therefor. 

Article 32 — To see if the town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $2500.00 to be used as follows: to 
grade and pave a playing surface for the Shawsheen Village 
School yard. This money would be spent under the direc- 
tion of the School Committee. (This project has the ap- 
proval of the School Committee.) On petition of Shawsheen 
Village Parent Teacher Association and others. 

Upon motion of Mr. Daley, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, to appropriate the sum of $2500.00 for article as 
read. 

Article 33 — To see if the town will vote to accept the 
provisions of Chapter 559 of the Acts of 1946, an act au- 
thorizing increases in the amounts of pensions payable to 
certain former public employees who have been retired. 

Upon motion of Mr. Hardy, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, to accept the article as read. 

Article 3U — To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate six hundred ($600.00) dollars for the purchase 
of a new power lawn mower for Spring Grove Cemetery, 
on petition of the Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery. 

Upon motion of Mr. Petty, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, to raise and appropriate $600.00 for the purposes 
of this article. 

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Article 35 — To see if the town will authorize the Board 
of Selectmen to purchase a parcel of land, known as Pomp's 
Pond Bathing Beach, and described as follows: Beginning 
at a wall by the Manning Estate on Abbot Street, then 
N 141/2 ° E 325 feet by Abbot Street; thence N 37° E 205 
feet by Abbot Street to a bound; thence S 59° W 587 feet 
by land of the Girl Scouts, north of the present driveway 
and including the same; thence S 82° W 400 feet by the 
Girl Scouts and driveway to Pomp's Pond; thence N 14%° 
E 279 feet, along Pomp's Pond to the property of John H. 
Manning and others, thence in an easterly direction bound- 
ed by property of Manning and others to the point of be- 
ginning, containing about 8 acres more or less, and appro- 
priate the sum of $1000.00 for said purchase, on petition 
of The Recreation Committee. 

Upon motion of Mr. Lindsay, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, to appropriate the sum of $1000.00 for said pur- 
chase and accept article as described in the reading of the 
article. 

Article 36 — To see if the town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of fifteen hundred dollars ($1500.00) to 
be expended for a cement floor and foundation for the bath 
houses at Pomp's Pond, on petition of The Recreation Com- 
mittee. 

Upon motion of Mr. Lindsay, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, that the sum of $1500.00 be appropriated in ac- 
cordance with this article as read. 

The Moderator announced that we would take up the ar- 
ticles in the Supplementary Warrant, dated February 17, 
1947. 

Article 1 — To see if the town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of seven hundred and fifty ($750.00) 
dollars for the purchase of a power chain saw for use in 
the Tree Department, on petition of George R. Abbott and 
others. 

Upon motion of Mr. Abbott, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, that the sum of $750.00 for the purchase of a 
power chain saw as set forth in Article 1 be raised and ap- 
propriated. 



Article 2 — To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of three hundred (8300.00) dollars for 
the purchase of a Snow Plow and attachments to the Tree 
Department tractor, on petition of George R. Abbott and 
others. 

Upon motion of Mr. Peterson, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, that this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 3 — To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of twenty-one hundred and fifty 
($2150.00) dollars to be used with the turn-in value of an 
old 1934 truck to purchase a new one and a half ton truck 
for use in the Moth and Tree Departments, on petition of 
George R. Abbott and others. 

Upon motion of Mr. Peterson, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, to postpone action on Article 3, for one year. 

Article 37 — To see if the town will accept the completion 
of Princeton Avenue, Shawsheen Heights, running south 
from Corbett Street to a point or stone bound, as a public 
way and shown on plan on file with the Board of Survey, 
dated November, 1941, drawn by John Franklin, C.E., and 
referred to Annual Town Meeting, on petition of Walter J. 
Griffin and others. 

Upon motion of Mr. Griffin, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, to accept article as read. 

Article 38 — To see if the town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to erect a retaining stone wall on Green 
Street near the corner of Dartmouth Road, and appropriate 
the sum of fourteen hundred and fifty dollars (81450.00) 
therefor, on petition of Walter J. Griffin and others. 

Upon motion of Mr. Griffin, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, to raise and appropriate S1450.00 in accordance 
with the provisions of this article as read. 

Article 39 — To see if the town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to extend the six-inch water main from the 
dead end on Beacon Street, along Beacon Street to the Law- 
rence Line, a distance of approximately eight hundred and 

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fifteen feet, and appropriate the sum of three thousand 
dollars ($3000.00) therefor, on petition of Wilfred I. La- 
montagne and others. 

Upon motion of Mr. Lamontagne, and duly seconded, it 
was VOTED, that the article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article U0 — To see if the town will authorize the Board 
of Public^ Works to extend the 8-inch water main from the 
dead end on Blanchard Street near the property of Garabed 
Dargoonian, along Blanchard Street a distance of 2300 
feet, and appropriate the sum of ninety-five hundred dol- 
lars therefor, on petition of Gregory P. Christie and others. 

Upon motion of Mr. Berry, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, that the article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article Ul — To see if the town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to extend the water main from the corner 
of South Main Street and County Road along County Road 
to the dead end on County Road, a distance of approximately 
seven hundred fifty-two feet, and appropriate the sum of 
two thousand six hundred fifty dollars ($2650.00) therefor, 
on petition of Henry H. Towne and others. 

Upon motion of Mr. Towne, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, that the sum of $2650.00 be raised and appropri- 
ated for this article. 

Article U2 — To see if the town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to install a water main on Sunset Rock 
Road from the hydrant in front of the property of Mr. V. E. 
Nunez to the corner of Hidden Road, a distance of approxi- 
mately 770 feet, and thence along Hidden Road northerly 
from the corner of Sunset Rock Road to an existing dead 
end, a distance of approximately 150 feet, and appropriate 
the sum of thirty-five hundred dollars ($3500.00) therefor, 
on petition of Ralph A. Bailey and others. 

Upon motion of Mr. O'Connell, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, that the article be postponed to the next town 
meeting. 

Article US — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to install a fifteen-inch drain pipe between 

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Avon Street and Stratford Road from Summer Street to 
Chestnut Street to do away with an open ditch, and appro- 
priate the sum of two thousand four hundred and eighty 
dollars ($2480.00) therefor, on petition of Preston H. Blake 
and others. 

Upon motion of Dr. Emmons, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, that this article be referred to the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to report at the next town meeting. 

Article Uk — To see if the town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works, to pay an outstanding bill of $49.00 for 
January, 1943, for snow plowing services, on petition of 
George M. Squires and others. 

Article defeated. 

Article 4-5 — To see if the town will vote to reduce the 
membership of the School Committee from nine to 'five, to 
be effected in the following manner : 

In 1948 — 1 member to be elected for a term of 3 years. 

In 1949—1 member to be elected for a term of 3 years. 

In 1950 — 1 member to be elected for a term of 2 years, 
and 2 members to be elected for a term of 3 years. And 
thereafter, 1, 2 and 2 members to be elected in successive 
years, all for three year terms, on petition of the Commit- 
tee appointed by the Selectmen to consider reduction in 
School Committee Membership. 

Upon motion of Mr. Erving, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, to adopt the article as read. 

Article £6 — To see if the town will vote to accept the sum 
of $3785.00 received in 1946, for the perpetual care of lots 
in Spring Grove Cemetery, on petition of Thaxter Eaton, 
Treasurer. 

Upon motion of Mr. Eaton, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, to accept the article as read. 

Article U7 — To see if the town will accept the gift of 
$3834.25 and interest from the Andover Emergency Com- 
mittee, to be used for welfare purposes, under the direction 
of the Board of Public Welfare, on petition of John F. 

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O'Connell, Claude M. Fuess, Frederick R. Hulme, Mrs. 
Frank L. Brigham, Philip F. Ripley and others. 

Upon motion of Mr. O'Connell, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, to adopt the article as read and accept the sum of 
$3834.25, plus the interest. 

Article 48 — To determine what disposition shall be made 
of unexpended appropriations and free cash in the treasury. 

Upon motion of Mr. Eaton, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, that all unexpended appropriations be turned into 
the treasury except the following: Article 5, Improving 
Water System, $16143.41 ; Floor Ballardvale Fire Station— 
Article 12— $1000. Article 8, History of Andover, $2000.00 ; 
Article 21, Street Sweeper, $5000.00; Article 37, Winter 
Recreation, Hussey's Pond, $362.54 ; Article 39, Ice Skating, 
$304.90; Article 46, Water Extension, Salem and Vine 
Streets, $473.50; Article 47, Spring Grove Road, $455.84; 
Article 55, Sewer Main-William Street, $1650.00; Water 
Main, William Street, $1950.00; Article 22 (1944), Shaw 
Property Plant, $2500.00; Article 6 (1945) Sewer, $584.57; 
Article 19 (1945), Water and Sewer Special Committee, 
$1000.00; Article 2 (Dec. 1945), Snow Equipment, $35,- 
000.00. 

That $15,000.00 of the Overlay Reserve be transferred to 
the Reserve Fund. 

That $40,000.00 free cash be voted to the Assessors to 
reduce the 1947 tax rate. 

Article 49 — To act upon the report of the Town Officers. 
It was duly moved and seconded — that the report of the 
Town Officers be accepted and placed on file. 

Article 50 — To transact any other business that may le- 
gally come before the meeting. 

Upon motion of Mr. Hardy, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, that all expenditures for materials amounting to 
$100.00 and over shall be made on a competitive bid. 

Upon motion of Mr. McCarthy, and duly seconded, that 
we instruct the special Committee on Water and Sewerage 



to make a complete study of the operations of the Water 
and Sewer Department, particularly in regard to the loss of 
revenue and leakages. 

Upon motion of Mr. Serio, and duly seconded, Whereas, 
there has been much discussion about our school budget 
this evening, and whereas there has been much comment on 
our school system, be it resolved that it is the will of this 
body that the School Committee ascertain the cost of con- 
ducting a survey of our school system after the manner of 
the Strayer survey conducted in Boston in 1944, and be pre- 
pared to state that amount at the next Town Meeting. 

Report by Mr. Holland: In the absence of Mr. Sam Resnik, 
who was Chairman of the Committee appointed by the 
Town Meeting at its last session in 1946, I wish to read 
the following report : 

The Committee, appointed by the Moderator at the last 
Annual Meeting for the purpose of studying the traffic situ- 
ation and submit recommendations at this annual town 
meeting with a view of improving same, have made a care- 
ful study and recommend the following : 

(1) To impose a one-hour parking restriction on both 
sides of Park Street in addition to the present restriction 
as it applies to that portion of Park Street where parking is 
prohibited at all times. 

(2) To recommend to the SHAW PROPERTY DEVEL- 
OPMENT COMMITTEE that they apply as much of that 
land as is feasible for parking purposes. 

(3) That the BOARD OF SELECTMEN file a petition 
with the Eastern Massachusetts Street Railway Company 
to extend their bus service so that the Lawrence bus will run 
to the hill on Main Street turning at a point to be deter- 
mined by the Selectmen and the Trustees of the Eastern 
Massachusetts Street Railway. (This is suggested for the 
purpose of eliminating the traffic congestion prevailing on 
Main Street at the corners of Chestnut Street and Punchard 
Avenue when the bus makes the turn from and into the Main 
Street.) 

(4) This committee regards the lighting conditions of 
certain parts of this town as inadequate and recommends 

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that the wattage be increased at Elm Square, Main Street, 
Essex Street and Shawsheen Square. 

(5) The installation of PARKING METERS have been 
considered by our committee but we were informed by the 
Tax Commissioner that it is now illegal for any city or town 
in this Commonwealth to install them without the passage 
of a legislative act authorizing same. 

(6) The Committee recommends that the Police Depart- 
ment of this town should endeavor to enforce full observ- 
ance of the town parking regulations, particularly as it may 
apply to double parking. 

The Committee wishes to point out that a police force 
many times as large as we now maintain would still be in- 
sufficient to cope adequately with our violators. The only 
recourse left is for each one of us to delegate ourselves as 
an enforcement agency to watch over our own tendencies to 
violate parking regulations. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Howell F. Shepard 
George A. Dane 
C. Edward Buchan 
Samuel Resnik 
Chester W. Holland 
The motion was put by the Moderator, duly seconded, and 
it was VOTED, to accept the report as read by Mr. Holland. 
Upon motion of Mr. Hurd, and duly seconded, it was 
VOTED, to adjourn. 

Meeting adjourned at 11 :24 P.M. 

Appointments by the Moderator 

Finance Committee (one year) — Stanley F. Swanton, 
Secretary, Hugh Bullock, Harry V. Byrne, M.D., Ellsworth 
H. Lewis, Victor J. Mill, Jr., Harold G. Bowen, Howell M. 
Stillman, Chairman. 

Recreation Committee (one year) — Stafford A. Lindsay, 
George A. Stanley, Jr., Edward J. Lefebvre, Alan F. Dun- 
lop, Francis P. Markey. 

The foregoing is a true record of the doings of the 
meeting. 

Attest: 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Town Clerk. 
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Special Town Meeting 

JUNE 17, 1947 



Agreeably to a Warrant signed by the Selectmen, June 2, 
1947, the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover, qualified to 
vote in Town Affairs, met and assembled in the Memorial 
Auditorium on Bartlet Street on Tuesday, the Seventeenth 
Day of June, 1947 at 7.30 o'clock P.M. 

The meeting was called to order by the Moderator, Ar- 
thur Sweeney at 7.30 P.M. Prayer was offered by Rev. 
Frederick Noss. Selectman J. Everett Collins led in a salute 
to the flag. It was the unanimous consent of the meeting to 
admit the following persons: Rev. Vincent A. McQuade, 
Rev. J. W. Campbell and James P. Kane, Esq. 

The Constable's return was read by the Town Clerk and 
each article read as they were taken up (return at end of 
records). 

Took up 

Article 1 — To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $1800.00 for the purchase and in- 
stallation of a new boiler and heating plant at the Town 
Infirmary. 

VOTED — to adopt article as read. 

Article 2 — To see if the town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate a sum of money to install fire escapes for the 
Ltowe School, on petition of the School Committee. 

VOTED — to adopt article as read — and appropriate 
$3500.00 therefor. 

Article 3 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of ten thousand five hundred ($10,500.00) 
dollars to install a drainage system at the southerly end of 
Shawsheen Heights and conduct the water collected across 
William Street to a pond in back of the property of Mr. 
Nicholas Grieco, and no work to be started on this drain 

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until all easements have been secured and approved by the 
Town Counsel on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

VOTED — that article be referred to the Board of Public 
Works. 

Article U — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to sell, in whole or in part, the town owned land 
at the junction of High Street and Burnham Road, for a 
nominal sum, to a veteran, or veterans of World War II, 
upon such terms as the Selectmen deem proper within their 
sole discretion. 

VOTED — that article be adopted as read. 

Article 5 — To see if the town will vote to amend the Zon- 
ing By-Law by designating as an educational district the 
two large parcels of land bounded and described as follows : 

Parcel 1 

Beginning at a point on the north side of Haverhill 
Street at the property line of land now or formerly owned 
by Grace H. Driscoll, thence northerly 106.00 feet along the 
property line of said Grace H. Driscoll; thence westerly 
124.00 feet along the property line of said Grace H. Driscoll ; 
thence northwesterly 201.00 feet along the stone wall on the 
property line of land now or formerly owned by T. Clark; 
thence northeasterly 96.00 feet along the stone wall ; thence 
easterly 539.00 feet along the property line of land now or 
formerly owned by the American Woolen Company ; thence 
northerly 402.50 feet along the stone wall; thence north- 
westerly 57.00 feet along the stone wall on the property 
line of land now or formerly owned by the American Woolen 
Company; thence northeasterly 466.00 feet (more or less) 
along the stone wall on the property line of land now or for- 
merly owned by C. O'Hara, to the boundary line of the Town 
of Andover and the City of Lawrence ; thence southeasterly 
520.00 feet (more or less) along the said boundary line of 
the Town of Andover and the City of Lawrence to the 
stone wall at the property line of land now or formerly 
owned by Susan Green; thence southerly 650.00 feet (more 

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or less) along the boundary line wall of land now or for- 
merly owned by Dennis O'Brien to High Street; thence 
southwesterly 230.00 feet along High Street; thence south- 
westerly 90.45 feet to the corner of Haverhill Street; thence 
southwesterly 55.66 feet; thence southwesterly 264.55 feet 
(S. 87 o -27'-40"— E) along Haverhill Street; thence west- 
erly on Haverhill Street 268.33 feet; thence westerly on 
Haverhill Street 300.91 feet (S. 67°-29'-40" E) ; thence 
westerly on Haverhill Street 73.47 feet and the point of 
origin of this description. 

Parcel 2 

Comprising 41.9 acres, it begins at the boundary marker 
of the Town of Andover and the Town of North Andover on 
the easterly side of Haverhill Street; thence proceeding 
86.12 feet along the said town boundary line; thence east- 
erly along the said town boundary line for 863.52 feet to 
the property line of land now or formerly owned by the 
Plymold Corporation; thence southwesterly 75.92 feet on 
a line parallel with Elm Street to land now or formerly 
owned by Cross ; thence northwesterly 50.79 feet along the 
property line of land now or formerly owned by Cross; 
thence southwesterly 106.00 feet along the property line of 
land now or formerly owned by Cross; thence easterly 
217.80 feet along the property line of land now or formerly 
owned by Cross to Elm Street; thence southwesterly along 
Elm Street 133.44 feet to the property line of land now or 
formerly owned by Farrington; thence northwesterly 201.99 
feet (S. 33°-21'-30" E) along the property line of land now 
or formerly owned by Farrington; thence southwesterly 
208.73 feet (N. 71°-25'-20" E) along the property line of 
land now or formerly owned by Farrington; thence south- 
westerly 102.20 feet (N. 80°-28'-50" E) ; thence southwest- 
erly 135.38 feet (N. 78°-58'-50" E) ; thence southwesterly 
170.44 feet (N. 78°-47'-50" E) ; thence southwesterly 125.00 
feet (N. 81°-17'-50" E) ; thence southwesterly 56.53 feet 
(N. 83°-49'-50" E) ; thence southwesterly 218.50 feet (N. 
83°-48'-50" E) ; thence northwesterly 117.90 feet (S. 15°- 
lO'-lO" E) ; thence southwesterly 68.65 feet (S. 82°-55'-10" 

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E) ; thence southwesterly 150.75 feet (S. 76°-28'-10" E) ; 
thence southwesterly 120.25 feet (N. 61°-50'-50" E) ; thence 
southwesterly 90.34 feet (N. 81 o -00'-50" E) ; thence south- 
westerly 79.90 feet (S. 84°-5o / -10" E) ; thence northwest- 
erly 96.66 feet (S. 15°-27'-50" W) ; thence northwesterly 
1148.50 feet (S. 15°-27'-30" W) ; thence northwesterly 
143.96 feet (S. 23°-00'-50" W) ; to a point on Haverhill 
Street; thence easterly along Haverhill Street 66.03 feet; 
thence easterly along Haverhill Street 99.70 feet (N. 66°- 
lO'-lO" W) ; thence easterly along Haverhill Street 231.18 
feet (R. S30.0' T.' 116.320 ; thence easterly along Haverhill 
Street 310.76 feet (N. 82°-07'-40" W) ; thence easterly along 
Haverhill Street 263.22 feet (R. 1104.21' T. 132.240 ; 
thence easterly along Haverhill Street 102.53 feet (S. 84°- 
12'-50" W) and the point of origin of this description and 
that buildings and structures may be erected, altered or 
used in any part for one or more of the purposes enumer- 
ated in Article VIII. Section V of the Zoning By-Laws of 
the Town of Andover. 

Moved and duly seconded — 

VOTED — to adopt Article 5, as posted and published, by 
more than two-thirds majority, as declared by the Modera- 
tor. 

Article 6 — To transact any other business that may le- 
gally come before this meeting. 

Moved and seconded, that the meeting be adjourned at 
8.10 P.M. 

The check lists were used and 177 voters were admitted to 
the meeting. 

(Constable's Return) 
Essex, ss. Andover, June 17, 1947 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one 
of the Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the 
inhabitants of said town to meet at the time and place and 
for the purposes stated in said warrant, by posting a true 
and attested copy of. the same, on the Town House, on each 
Schoolhouse and in no less than five other public places 
where bills and notices are usually posted and by publica- 

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tion in the Andover Townsman. Said warrants have been 
posted and published seven days. 

George N. Sparks, Constable. 
A true record: 

Attest: 

Geo. H. Winslow, Town Clerk. 



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Report of the Town Clerk 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

I hereby submit my report for the office of the Town 
Clerk for the year 1947. 

The total number of registered voters in Andover at the 
close of registration March 3, 1947 was 6914 by precincts 
as follows: 



1 




1585 


2 




1479 


3 




1457 


4 




682 


5 




588 


6 




1123 




:istics 


6914 


VITAL STA1 




Number of births recorded 






Males 


117 




Females 


132 




Number of deaths recorded 






Males 


69 




Females 


62 





249 



131 



Number of marriages 168 



Respectfully submitted, 

Geo. H. Winslow, Town Clerk. 



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Report of the Town Accountant 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE 
YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1947 



January 1, 1948 
To the Board of Selectmen 
Andover, Mass. 

Gentlemen : 

In accordance with Chapter 41, Section 61 of the General 
Laws, I submit herewith my annual report for the year 
ending December 31, 1947. 

A detailed statement of the receipts and their sources, 
and of the payments and the purposes therefor, follows. 
The condition of the various trust funds, as well as the 
Town of Andover Retirement Fund, sources of incomes and 
the amounts paid out are also set forth. A statement of the 
temporary loans, maturing debt and interest is included. 

A balance sheet, which is appended to this report, was 
prepared showing the assets and liabilities as of December 
31, 1947. 

The State Auditors have complied with statutes and au- 
dited the Town books for the year ending December 31, 
1946. They are expected to complete their audit of the 
town accounts for 1947 at an early date. 

May I express my thanks for the co-operation accorded 
ro me by your Board, as well as by each Town Department 
during the past year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

George C. Napier, 

Toivn Accountant 



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Appropriations for 1947 

General Government $ 39,273.50 
Protection to Persons and Property 123,012.00 

Health and Sanitation 54,716.82 

Highways 130,780.00 

Charities and Veterans' Services 86,100.00 

Schools and Libraries 297,690.00 

Recreation and Unclassified 43,547.50 

Enterprises and Cemetery 80,284.51 

Interest and Maturing- Debt , 45,933.75 



Total Appropriations, March, 1947 



Receipts for 1947 



$901,338.08 



Tax Collector 

Treasurer, Tax Titles, Dog Tax, etc. 

Town Clerk, Fees and Licenses 

Board of Selectmen, Licenses 

Police Department, Fines and Permits 

Fire Department, Ambulance and Sale of Old 

Material 
Municipal Property, Rentals 
Building Inspector's Fees 
Sealer of Weights and Measures Fees 
Wire Inspector's Fees 
Public Weigher's Fees 
Board of Health, Licenses and Fees 
Health and Sanitation, Subsidies and Fees 
Board of Public Works, Old Equipment and 

Licenses 
Sewer Deposits 
Highways : 

From State, Snow Plowing $26.00 

Removal of Curbing 19.94 



$650,856.20 

9,282.07 

3,953.40 

7,854.50 

181.80 

485.80 
466.65 
290.00 
115.80 
212.00 
45.45 
456.50 
1,289.65 

79.30 
210.00 



45.94 



Amount Carried Forward 



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$675,825.06 



Amount Brought Fomvard $675,825.06 

Infirmary 1,750.50 

Reimbursement for Public Welfare 1,714.44 

Aid to Dependent Children 2,931.77 

Old Age Assistance 32,300.54 

State Aid 40.00 

War Allowance 20.00 

Soldier's Burials 100.00 
Soldiers' Benefits : 

Photostats 50.00 
Public Welfare : 

Sale of Typewriter 15.00 

School Department, Tuition, Rentals, etc. 1,085.14 

Library Department, Income and Fines 3,609.99 

Water Department, Rates and Services 59,792.47 

Cemetery Department 4,202.61 
Trusts and Investments: 

Perpetual Cares $4,186.34 

Trust Funds 824.49 





5,010.83 


Withholding Taxes 


48,138.96 


War Savings Bonds 


3,656.75 


Blue Cross 


4,228.50 


Commonwealth of Massachusetts : 




Highway Distribution Fund $17,112.45 




Income Tax 84,818.77 




Corporation Tax 103,618.11 




Meal Tax 2,502.26 




Hawkers' and Pedlars' Licenses 17.00 




Vocational Education 759.68 




Reimbursement Loss Taxes 493.81 




Aid to Dependent Children Grants 2,628.88 




Old Age Assistance Grants 42,417.30 






254,368.26 




Refunds : 




General Departments 


589.36 


Total Receipts, 1947 $1,099,430.18 



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Expenditures for 1947 



APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS 



SELECTMEN 

Cr. 

Appropriation $2,438.00 

Dr. 

Salaries, Selectmen $1,000.00 

Salaries, Clerks 1,041.50 

Office Maintenance 290.22 



Total Expenditures $2,331.72 

Balance to Revenue 106.28 







$2,438.00 


$2,438.00 




ACCOUNTANT 






Cr. 






Appropriation 






$4,340.50 




Dr. 


- 




Salary, Accountant 
Salary, Clerk 
Office Maintenance 


nditures 
Revenue 


$2,758.00 
621.00 
267.15 




Total Expe 
Balance to 


$3,646.15 
694.35 





$4,340.50 $4,340.50 

TREASURER 

Cr. 

Appropriation $3,710.00 

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Amount Carried Forward 

Dr. 

Salary, Treasurer 
Salaries, Clerks 
Office Maintenance 


$2,900.00 
238.75 
561.14 


Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 


$3,699.89 
10.11 



$3,710.00 



$3,710.00 $3,710.00 

TAX COLLECTOR 

Cr. 

Appropriation $6,091.00 

Dr. 



Salary, Tax Collector 


$2,901.87 




Salary, Clerk 


2,004.00 




Office Maintenance 


1,099.83 




Total Expenditures 


$6,005.70 




Balance to Revenue 


85.30 






$6,091.00 


$6,091.00 


ASSESSORS 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$7,769.00 


Dr. 






Salaries, Board of Assessors 


$1,200.00 




Assistant Assessors 


600.00 




Salaries, Clerks 


2,972.49 




Office Maintenance 


2,588.46 




Repairs, etc. 


370.12 




Total Expenditures 


$7,731.07 




Balance to Revenue 


37.93 





$7,769.00 $7,769.00 
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TOWN CLERK 


1 


Cr. 


Appropriation 






Dr. 


Salary, Town Clerk 


$2,550.02 


Salaries, Clerks 


1,027.99 


Office Maintenance 


309.17 



Total Expenditures $3,887.18 

Balance to Revenue 2.82 



Total Expenditures $557.00 

Balance to Revenue 193.00 



$3,890.00 



$3,890.00 


$3,890.00 


MODERATOR 




Cr. 




Appropriation 


$20.00 


Dr. 




Salary, Moderator $20.00 




$20.00 


$20.00 


FINANCE COMMITTEE 




Cr. 




Appropriation 


$20.00 


Dr. 




Membership Fee $10.00 




Balance to Revenue 10.00 




$20.00 


$20.00 


TOWN COUNSEL 




Cr. 




Appropriation 


$750.00 


Dr. 




Salary, Town Counsel $500.00 




Court Services 57.00 





$750.00 $750.00 



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DOG OFFICER 




Cr. 




Appropriation 


$225.00 


Dr. 




Salary, Dog Officer $225.00 




$225.00 


$225.00 


ANIMAL INSPECTOR 




Cr. 




Appropriation 


$350.00 


Dr. 




Salary, Animal Inspector $325.00 




Balance to Revenue 25.00 





$350.00 $350.00 

PLANNING BOARD AND BOARD OF SURVEY 

Cr. 

Appropriation $200.00 - 

Dr. 
Salary, Clerk $100.00 

Balance to Revenue 100.00 



$200.00 $200.00 

ELECTION AND REGISTRATION 

Cr. 

Appropriation $2,700.00 

Dr. 

Salaries, Registrars $122.00 

Assistant Registrars 600.00 

Election Officers 457.00 

Office Maintenance 1,044.98 

Election Expenses 425.54 



Total Expenditures $2,649.52 

Balance to Revenue 50.48 



$2,700.00 $2,700.00 



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MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS 

CR. 

Appropriation $6,170.00 

Dr. 



Salary, Janitor 


$2,160.00 




Extra Janitorial Assistance 


159.70 




Maintenance of Buildings 


3,679.26 




Total Expenditures 


$5,998.96 




Balance to Revenue 


171.04 






$6,170.00 


$6,170.00 


POLICE DEPARTMENT 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$42,347.00 


Refund 




48.90 


Dr. 






Salaries : 






Chief 


$ 3,317.50 




Patrolmen 


28,425.90 





Special Police, Matron and other 

Employees 2,339.25 

Office Maintenance 1,350.31 

Gasoline, Oil and Auto Maintenance 2,871.83 

Equipment, Traffic Lights, etc. 2,168.62 



Total Expenditures $40,473.41 

Balance to Revenue 1,922.49 



$42,395.90 $42,395.90 

ARTICLE 7— NEW POLICE CAR 

Cr. 

Appropriation $1,200.00 

Dr. 
Purchase New Car $895.50 

Balance to Revenue 304.50 



$1,200.00 $1,200.00 
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FIRE DEPARTMENT 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$56,190.00 


Refund 




.93 


Dr. 






Salaries : 






Chief 


$ 3,326.41 




Firemen 


42,414.66 




Call Men 


4,054.04 




Ambulance Assistance and Other 






Employees 


26.75 




Apparatus, Hose and Truck 






Maintenance 


1,778.91 




Maintenance of Buildings and 






Grounds 


2,856.18 




Office Maintenance 


493.73 




Alarm Boxes, etc. 


492.96 




Equipment 


743.30 




Total Expenditures 


$56,186.94 




Balance to Revenue 


.3.99 






$56,190.93 


$56,190.93 


ARTICLE 9— NEW CAR 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$1,800.00 


Dr. 






Purchase New Car 


$1,797.56 




Balance to Revenue 


2.44 





$1,800.00 $1,800.00 

ARTICLE 10— FIRE ALARM TRANSMITTER 

Cr. 

Appropriation $1,000.00 

Dr. 
Purchase Fire Alarm Transmitter $951.50 
Balance to Revenue 48.50 



$1,000.00 $1,000.00 
50 



ARTICLE 11— NEW OIL BURNER 
B. V. FIRE STATION 

Cr. 

Appropriation $500.00 

Dr. 
Purchase New Oil Burner $493.45 

Balance to Revenue 6.55 



$500.00 $500.00 

ARTICLE 12— REPAIR FLOOR 
B. V. FIRE STATION 

Cr. 

Appropriation $1,000.00 

Dr. 
Repair Floor, B. V. Fire Station $1,000.00 





$1,000.00 


$1,000.00 


BUILDING INSPECTOR 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$550.00 


Dr. 






Salaries, Building Inspectors 


$501.00 




Office Supplies and Printing 


36.50 




Total Expenditures 


$537.50 




Balance to Revenue 


12.50 





$550.00 $550.00 

WIRE INSPECTOR 

Cr. 

Appropriation $425.00 

Dr. 
Salaries, Wire Inspectors $400.00 

Printing 21.00 



Amount Carried Forward $421.00 $425.00 

51 



Amount Brought Forward $421.00 $425.00 



Total Expenditures 


$421.00 




Balance to Revenue 


4.00 






$425.00 


$425.00 


SEALER OF WEIGHTS 


AND MEASURES 


Cr. 






Appropriation 




$450.00 


Dr. 






Salary, Sealer of Weights and 






Measures 


$400.00 




Office Supplies, Seals, Dies, etc. 


48.59 





Total Expenditures $448.59 

Balance to Revenue 1.41 



$450.00 $450.00 

MOTH SUPPRESSION 

Cr. 
Appropriation $6,220.00 

Dr. 

Salary, Moth Superintendent $1,208.00 

Labor 3,391.25 

Office Maintenance 188.52 

Gas, Oil and Truck Maintenance 651.74 

Insecticides, Hardware and Tools 779.77 



Total Expenditures $6,219.28 

Balance to Revenue .72 



$6,220.00 $6,220.00 

ARTICLE 1— POWER CHAIN SAW 
TREE DEPARTMENT 

Cr. 

Appropriation $750.00 

52 



Amount Brought Forward $750.00 

Dr. 

Purchase Power Chain Saw $750.00 



$750.00 $750.00 

TREE WARDEN 

Cr. 

Appropriation $9,300.00 

Refund 13.91 

Dr. 

Salary, Tree Warden $1,450.00 

Labor 6,487.07 

Office Maintenance 193.82 

Gasoline, Oil and Truck Maintenance 874.62 
Trees, Hardware and Tools 307.88 



Total Expenditures $9,313.39 

Balance to Revenue .52 



$9,313.91 $9,313.91 

FOREST FIRES 

Cr. 

Appropriation $1,800.00 

Transfer from Reserve Fund 1,800.00 

Dr. 
Salary, Fire Warden $ 225.00 

Wages, Fighting Fires 1,650.50 

Gasoline, Oil and Truck Maintenance 1,364.06 
Maintenance of Building, etc. 358.46 



Total Expenditures $3,598.02 
Balance to Revenue 1.98 


$3,600.00 

HEALTH DEPARTMENT 

Cr. 
Appropriation 
Petty Cash Refund 

53 


$3,600.00 

$5,072.00 
10.00 



Amount Brought Forward $5,082.00 

Dr. 

Salaries, Board of Health $300.00 

Salary, Agent 1,920.01 

Office Maintenance 272.06 

Quarantine and Contagious Diseases 262.20 
Rabies Vaccine and Dog Vaccinations 348.80 



Baby Clinic 


360.00 


Milk Inspectors Salaries and 




Expenses 


279.65 


Agent, Use of Car 


388.73 


Plumbing Inspections 


498.00 


Disposing of Dead Cats and Dogs 


126.50 


Recording Vital Statistics 


20.50 


Total Expenditures 


$4,776.45 


Balance to Revenue 


305.55 




$5,082.00 



$5,082.00 



CARE AND TREATMENT OF TUBERCULAR 
PATIENTS 

Cr. 

Appropriation $5,000.00 

Dr. 
Care and Treatment of Tubercular 

Patients $1,281.50 

Balance to Revenue 3,718.50 



$5,000.00 $5,000.00 

ESSEX COUNTY TUBERCULOSIS HOSPITAL 

Cr. 
Appropriation . $10,484.82 

Dr. 
Essex County Tuberculosis 

Hospital $10,484.82 



$10,484.82 $10,484.82 
54 



PUBLIC DUMP 

Cr. 

Appropriation $1,200.00 

Dr. 
Salary, Keeper of Dump $936.00 

Grading, Bull Dozer 123.00 



Total Expenditures 


$1,059.00 


Balance to Revenue 


141.00 




$1,200.00 


SEWER MAINTENANCE 


Cr. 




Appropriation 




Dr. 




Salary, Superintendent 


$ 210.40 


Engineer 


55.00 


Labor 


2,695.92 


Lawrence Gas and Electric Co. 


1,898.23 


Tools and Equipment 


521.37 


Office Maintenance 


11.10 


Total Expenditures 


$5,392.02 


Balance to Revenue 


567.98 



$1,200.00 



$5,960.00 



$5,960.00 $5,960.00 



ARTICLE 6— IMPROVING SEWER SYSTEMS 

Cr. 



Balance from 1946 






$584.57 


Excess and Deficiency 
Refund 


Dr. 




27,000.00 
55.09 


Labor 




$1,245.26 




Pipe Construction 




18,312.06 




Plans, etc. 




182.26 




Amount Carried Forward 


$19,739.58 


$27,639.66 




55 







Amount Brought Forward 


$19,739.58 


$27,639.66 


Pipe, Manhole Covers, Tools and 






Equipment, etc. 


3,551.48 




Engineer, etc. 


1,638.00 




Freight 


616.47 




Total Expenditures 


$25,545.53 




Balance to 1948 


2,094.13 






$27,639.66 


$27,639.66 


HIGHWAYS MAINTENANCE 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$53,120.00 


Refund 




70.12 


Dr. 






Salary, Superintendent 


$2,116.40 




Salaries, Clerks 


2,499.80 




Engineer 


192.00 




Labor 


27,431.33 




Office Maintenance 


223.52 




Loam, Sand and Gravel 


861.66 




Roadway Maintenance 


400.23 




Asphalt, Tarvia and Road Oil 


16,058.85 




Equipment, Repairs and Maintenance 685.03 


' 


Total Expenditures 


$50,468.82 




Balance to Revenue 


2,721.30 





$53,190.12 $53,190.12 



TRUCKS, GARAGE AND REPAIR SHOP 
MAINTENANCE 

Cr. 
Appropriation $10,160.00 

56 



Amount Brought Forward 




$10,160.00 


Dr. 






Labor 


$3,274.13 




Shop Maintenance 


900.52 




Gasoline, Oil and Truck 






Maintenance 


5,453.34 




Hardware, Tools, etc. 


478.97 




Total Expenditures 


$10,106.96 




Balance to Revenue 


53.04 






$10,160.00 


$10,160.00 


ARTICLE 17— CHAPTER 90 WORK 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$3,000.00 


Dr. 






Labor 


$637.20 




Tar Patch, Crushed Stone, etc. 


2,031.06 




Use of Roller, etc. 


23.00 




Total Expenditures 


$2,691.26 




Balance to Revenue 


308.74 





$3,000.00 $3,000.00 

ARTICLE 18— PURCHASE NEW AUTOMOBILE 

Cr. 

Appropriation $1,200.00 

Dr. 
Purchase New Automobile $1,142.80 

Balance to Revenue 57.20 



$1,200.00 $1,200.00 

ARTICLE 19— NEW SIDEWALKS 

Cr. 

Appropriation $5,000.00 

57 



Amount Brought Forward 

Dr. 

Labor 

Tarvia 

Other Equipment 


$2,287.80 

2,003.96 

212.98 


$5,000.00 


Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 


$4,504.74 
495.26 





$5,000.00 $5,000.00 

ARTICLE 20— NEW DUMP TRUCK— B.P.W. 

Cr. 

Appropriation $4,000.00 

Dr. 

Purchase New Truck $3,982.72 

Balance to Revenue 17.28 



$4,000.00 $4,000.00 

ARTICLE 21— PURCHASE MOTOR-DRIVEN STREET 
SWEEPER WITH EQUIPMENT— B.P.W. 

Cr. 

Balance from 1946 $5,000.00 

Dr. 
Purchase Guttersnipe Sweeper — 

Including Extra Parts $4,675.25 

Balance to Revenue 324.75 



$5,000.00 $5,000.00 

ARTICLE 21— ROGER BROOK— REPAIR AND CLEAN 
CHESTNUT TO BROOK STREETS 

Cr. 

Appropriation $1,100.00 

Dr. 
Labor $372.68 

Balance to 1948 727.32 



$1,100.00 $1,100.00 

58 



ARTICLE 23— NEW 


GARAGE— B.P.W. 


Cr. 




Appropriation 


$4,500.00 


Dr. 




Labor 


$533.28 


Equipment, etc. 


950.52 


Total Expenditures 


$1,483.80 


Balance to 1948 


3,016.20 



$4,500.00 $4,500.00 



ARTICLE 25— LOWELL STREET DRAIN 


Cr. 




ppropriation 


$750.00 


Dr. 




abor 


$199.63 


ipe, etc. 


335.17 


Total Expenditures 


$534.80 


Balance to Revenue 


215.20 



$750.00 $750.00 



ARTICLE 26— WIDENING SHAWSHEEN ROAD 

Cr. 
Appropriation $2,500.00 

Dr. 
Labor $11.71 

Balance to 1948 2,488.29 



$2,500.00 $2,500.00 



ARTICLE 38— RETAINING WALL— GREEN STREET 

Cr. 
Appropriation $1,450.00 

50 



Amount Brought Forward 




$1,450.00 


Dr. 






Labor 


$1,316.18 




Equipment 


12.50 




Total Expenditures 


$1,328.68 




Balance to 1948 


121.32 






$1,450.00 


$1,450.00 


SNOW REMOVAL AND SANDING 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$18,000.00 


Transfer from Reserve Fund 




6,675.81 


Dr. 






Labor 


$13,737.91 




Plowing and Sanding Roads 


6,466.50 




Tools, Equipment and Repairs 


2,525.44 




Gasoline and Oil Maintenance 


663.88 




Fences, Salt and Sand 


962.85 




Freight, etc. 


217.35 





Total Expenditures $24,573.93 

Balance to Revenue 101.88 





$24,675.81 $24,675.81 


ARTICLE 2— PURCHASE SNOW EQUIPMENT 


Cr. 




Balance from 1946 


$35,000.00 


Dr. 




Purchase Caterpillar Tractor 


$11,269.11 


Purchase Mack Truck 


11,704.49 


Express 


3.70 


Total Expenditures 


$22,977.30 


Balance to 1948 


12,022.70 



$35,000.00 $35,000.00 
60 



STREET LIGHTING 

Cr. 

Appropriation $20,000.00 

Dr. 
Street Lighting $18,817.88 

Balance to Revenue 1,182.12 



$20,000.00 $20,000.00 
PUBLIC WELFARE 



Cr. 






Appropriation 




$7,000.00 


Refunds 




79.66 


Article 47 




3,911.88 


Dr. 






Salaries, Board of Public Welfare 


$300.00 




Salary, Agent 


714.00 




Clerk 


285.00 




Office Maintenance 


10.08 




Cash to Individuals 


3,657.00 




Groceries, Provisions and Supplies 


510.86 




Fuel 


58.45 




Board and Care 


1,172.74 




Medicine and Medical Attendance 


311.35 




State Institutions 


2,369.77 




Relief by Other Cities and Towns 


231.40 




Burial Charges 


132.00 




Agent's Expenses 


4.00 




Total Expenditures 


$9,756.65 




Balance to Revenue 


1,234.89 





$10,991.54 $10,991.54 

AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN 
(TOWN) 

CR. 

Appropriation $8,700.00 

61 



Amount Brought Fonvard 




$8,700.00 


Dr. 






Administration 






Salary, Agent 


$180.00 




Clerk 


205.75 




Office Maintenance 


13.40 




Aid: 






Aid to Dependent Children 


6,508.00 




Total Expenditures 


$6,907.15 




Balance to Revenue 


1,792.85 






$8,700.00 


$8,700.00 


AID TO DEPENDENT 


CHILDREN 




(FEDERAL GRANTS) 




Cr. 






Balance from 1946 




$ 1.70 


Federal Grants Received in 1947 




2,628.88 


Dr. 






Administration : 






Salary, Agent 


$96.00 




Clerk 


75.00 




Office Maintenance 


12.86 




Aid: 






Aid to Dependent Children 


2,381.20 





Total Expenditures $2,565.06 

Balance to 1948 65.52 



$2,630.58 $2,630.58 



OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 
(TOWN) 

Cr. 

Appropriation $50,000.00 

Transfer from Reserve Fund 1,500.00 

62 



Amount Brought Forward 




$51,500.00 


Dr. 






Administration : 






Salary, Agent 


§1,600.31 




Clerk 


475.75 




Office Maintenance 


520.60 




Aid: 






Old Age Assistance 


47,135.03 




Paid to Other Cities and Towns 


1,014.52 




Total Expenditures 


$50,746.21 




Balance to Revenue 


753.79 






$51,500.00 


$51,500.00 


OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 




(FEDERAL GRANTS) 




Cr. 






Balance from 1946 




$ 10.66 


Old Age Assistance Recovery 
Refunds 




37.50 
17.20 


Federal Grants Received in 1947 




42,417.30 


Dr. 






Administration : 






Salary, Agent 


$529.70 




Clerk 


780.50 




Office Maintenance 


345.47 




Aid: 






Old Age Assistance 


40,713.57 




Total Expenditures 


$42,369.24 




Balance to 1948 


113.42 






$42,482.66 


$42,482.66 


INFIRMARY 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$9,800.00 



63 



Amount Brought Forward $9,800.00 



Dr. 




Salary, Matron 


$1,313.00 


Other Employees 


2,088.80 


Groceries and Provisions 


3,055.90 


Maintenance of Buildings and 




Grounds 


556.43 


Fuel, Water, Electricity and 




Telephone 


840.10 


Household Furniture and Supplies 


622.94 


Medicine and Medical Supplies 


130.99 


Dry Goods and Clothing 


124.66 


Miscellaneous Expenses 


295.78 


Total Expenditures 


$9,028.60 


Balance to Revenue 


771.40 



$9,800.00 $9,800.00 

ARTICLE 1— NEW BOILER— TOWN INFIRMARY 
INSTALLATION OF 

Cr. 
Appropriation $1,800.00 

Dr. 
Purchase New Boiler $1,781.45 

Balance to Revenue 18.55 



$1,800.00 $1,800.00 

VETERANS' SERVICES 

Cr. 
Appropriation $8,800.00 

Refund 2.95 

Dr. 
Administration : 

Salary, Agent $3,018.00 

Clerks 1,736.15 



Amount Carried Forward $4,754.15 $8,802.95 

64 



Amount Brought Forward 


$4,754.15 


Office Maintenance 


575.22 


Soldiers' Benefits : 




Cash Allowance 


414.50 


Fuel 


17.29 


Groceries and Provisions 


131.48 


Medicine and Medical Attendance 


81.00 


All Other 


17.50 


Total Expenditures 


$5,991.14 


Balance to Revenue 


2,811.81 



$8,802.95 



$8,802.95 $8,802.95 



SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 

Cr. 



Appropriation 




$267,131.00 


Refunds 




51.15 


Dr. 






Salaries, Superintendent 


$5,690.60 




Clerks 


4,793.58 




Truant Officer 


100.00 




Office Maintenance 


1,518.26 




Teachers' Salaries: 






High 


46,362.65 




Junior High 


83,677.35 




Elementary 


47,789.96 




Textbooks and Supplies: 






High 


3,103.63 




Junior High 


3,164.60 




Elementary 


4,295.73 




Tuition : 






High 


1,439.12 




Elementary 


102.80 




Transportation : 






High 


4,373.99 




Junior High 


4,266.17 




Elementary 


5551.09 




Amount Brought Forward 


$216,229.53 


$267,182.15 



65 



Amount Brought Forward $216,229.53 $267,182.15 

Janitors' Services : 

High 7,245.19 

Junior High 7,162.48 

Elementary 7,771.37 

Health : 

High 1,481.78 

Junior High 1,381.78 

Elementary 2,475.69 

Fuel : 

High 3,189.93 

Junior High 3,190.87 

Elementary 5,878.19 

Lawrence Gas and Electric Company : 

High 868.29 

Junior High 727.84 

Elementary 572.87 

Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds : 

High 3,035.48 

Junior High and Elementary 5,959.89 



Total Expenditures $267,171.18 

Balance to Revenue 10.97 



$267,182.15 $267,182.15 

ARTICLE 2— FIRE ESCAPE— STO WE SCHOOL 

Cr. 

Appropriation $3,500.00 

Transfer from Reserve Fund 1,135.00 

Dr. 
Erecting Fire Escapes $4,635.00 



$4,635.00 $4,635.00 

ARTICLE 31— VOCATIONAL EDUCATION 

Cr. 

Appropriation $900.00 

66 



Amount Brought Forward 




$900.00 


Dr. 






Teachers' Salaries 


$685.00 




Miscellaneous Expenses 


105.36 




Total Expenditures 


$790.36 




Balance to Revenue 


109.64 






$900.00 


$900.00 


ARTICLE 32— SHAWSHEEN SCHOOL GRADING 


Cr. 






Appropriation 




$2,500.00 


Dr. 






Labor 


$ 12.20 




Paving Yard, etc. 


1,906.92 




Total Expenditures 


$1,919.12 




Balance to 1948 


580.88 






$2,500.00 


$2,500.00 


MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$23,659.00 


Dog Account Refund 




1,661.18 


Income from Investments 




2,350.00 


Dr. 






Salaries, Librarian 


$3,315.94 




Assistants 


11,667.17 




Janitors 


2,461.01 




Treasurer 


100.00 




Books and Periodicals 


5,195.39 




Binding Books 


943.54 




Office Maintenance 


1,325.15 




Fuel and Electricity 


1,451.36 




Maintenance Buildings and Grounds 1,150.14 




Amount Carried Fomvard 


$27,609.70 


$27,670.18 



67 



Amount Carried Forward $27,609.70 $27,670.18 

Total Expenditures $27,609.70 

Balance to Revenue 60.48 



Total Expenditures 


$4,977.32 


Balance to Revenue 


22.68 




$5,000.00 


RECREATION 


Cr. 




Appropriation 




Dr. 




Playgrounds : 




Salaries, Instructors 


$2,401.95 


Police, Matron and Other 




Employees 


295.00 


Labor 


51.04 


Recreational Supplies 


686.76 


Pomps Pond : 




Salaries, Lifeguards 


2,058.68 


Equipment and Repairs 


485.08 


Rafts, Rope, Etc. 


451.10 


Skating : 




Plowing and Scraping 


359.06 


Total Expenditures 


$6,788.67 


Balance to Revenue 


315.33 



$27,670.18 $27,670.18 

PARK DEPARTMENT 

Cr. 

Appropriation $5,000.00 

Dr. 
Labor $4,146.61 

Rental and Maintenance of Grounds 549.38 
Hardware, Equipment and Tools 281.33 



$5,000.00 



$7,104.00 



$7,104.00 $7,104.00 
68 



ARTICLE 27— IMPROVING BALLARDVALE 


PLAYGROUND 




Cr. 

Appropriation 




$1,500.00 


Dr. 






Labor 


$482.43 




Loam, Grass seed, etc. 


353.50 




Total Expenditures 


$835.93 




Balance to 1948 


664.07 





$1,500.00 $1,500.00 

ARTICLE 35— POMPS POND LAND PURCHASE 

Cr. 
Appropriation $1,000.00 

Dr. 
Purchase Land Pomps Pond $1,000.00 



$1,000.00 $1,000.00 

ARTICLE 36— REPAIR BATH HOUSE— POMPS POND 

Cr. 

Appropriation $1,500.00 

Dr. 
Repairs, Bath House $1,500.00 



$1,500.00 $1,500.00 

ARTICLE 37— SUPERVISED WINTER RECREATION 

PROGRAM 

(Hussey's Pond) 

CR. 

Balance from 1946 $362.54 

Dr. 

Medical Supplies $ 2.05 

Balance to 1948 360.49 



$362.54 $362.54 

69 



ARTICLE 39— PROVIDING ICE-SKATING PROGRAM 


AND FACILITIES 


Cr. 




Balance from 1946 


$304.90 


Dr. 


- 


Labor 


$48.30 


Hardware, Tools, etc. 


41.55 


Total Expenditures 


$89.85 


Balance to 1948 


215.05 



$304.90 S304.90 

DAMAGES TO PERSONS AND PROPERTY 

Cr. 

Appropriation $2,000.00 

Dr. 
Damages to Persons and Property $175.00 
Balance to Revenue 1,825.00 



$2,000.00 $2,000.00 

AMERICAN LEGION QUARTERS 

Cr. 

Appropriation $600.00 

Dr. 
Rent, American Legion Quarters $600.00 



$600.00 $600.00 

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS QUARTERS 

CR. 

Appropriation $600.00 

Dr. 
Rent, Veterans of Foreign Wars 

Quarters S600.00 



$600.00 $600.00 

70 



INSURANCE 

Cr. 

Appropriation $11,600.00 

Transfer from Reserve Fund 2,250.00 

Refunds 5.00 

Dr. 
Insurance $13,677.60 

Balance to Revenue 177.40 





$13,855.00 


$13,855.00 


ARMISTICE 


DAY 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$150.00 


Dr. 






Music, Wreaths, etc. 


$81.75 




Balance to Revenue 


68.25 






$150.00 


$150.00 


MEMORIAL DAY 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$1,125.00 


Dr. 






Bands 


$235.00 




Plants, Grave Markers, etc. 


582.21 




Total Expenditures 


$817.21 




Balance to Revenue 


307.79 






$1,125.00 


$1,125.00 


TOWN REPORTS 




CR. 






Appropriation 




$943.50 


Dr. 






Printing Town Reports 


$943.50 





$943.50 $943.50 

71 



TOWN SCALES 

Cr. 



Appropriation 

Dr. 
Salary, Public Weigher 
Repairs 


$100.00 
250.00 


Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 


$350.00 
75.00 



$425.00 



$425.00 $425.00 



WATER DEPARTMENT 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$49,100.00 


Petty Cash Refund 




50.00 


Dr. 






Salaries, Superintendent 


$1,751.20 




Clerks 


3,160.60 




Secretary 
Labor 


50.00 
14,518.38 




Engineers 


7,569.30 




Office Maintenance 


1,220.82 




Pipe, Meter and Fittings 


3,559.24 




Equipment, Hardware and Tools 


1,975.78 




Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 3,785.79 




Maintenance of Pumping Station 


9,609.39 




Total Expenditures 


$47,200.50 




Balance to Revenue 


1,949.50 





$49,150.00 $49,150.00 

ARTICLE 5— IMPROVING WATER SYSTEM 

Cr. 

Balance from 1946 $16,143.41 

72 



Amount Brought Forward 




$16,143.41 


Dr. 






Salary, Engineer 


$629.00 




Labor 


351.37 




Plans and Specifications 


1,287.68 




Pipe and Construction 


8,053.62 




Paving, Tarvia, etc. 


711.60 




Total Expenditures 


$11,033.27 




Balance to 1948 


5,110.14 





$16,143.41 $16,143.41 

ARTICLE 5— INSTALL NEW PUMP INTAKE SUCTION 

PIPE AT HAGGETTS POND STATION 

Cr. 
Appropriation $12,000.00 

Dr. 
Plans and Specifications $165.18 

Equipment, etc. 14.83 



Total Expenditures $180.01 

Balance to 1948 11,819.99 





$12,000.00 


$12,000.00 




ENGINEERING 






Cr. 




Appropriation 


Dr. 


$1,500.00 


Salary, Engineer 


$1,340.00 




Labor 


71.84 




Equipment, etc. 


74.25 





Total Expenditures $1,486.09 

Balance to Revenue 13.91 



$1,500.00 $1,500.00 



73 



ARTICLE 41— WATER MAIN EXTENSION SOUTH 


MAIN STREET ALONG COUNTY ROAD 


Cr. 




Appropriation 


$2,650.00 


Dr. 




Labor 


> $453.65 


Pipe, etc. 


1,201.76 


Construction 


372.00 


Total Expenditures 


$2,027.41 


Balance to 1948 


622.59 



$2,650.00 $2,650.00 

ARTICLE 46— WATER MAIN EXTENSION 
SALEM STREET ALONG VINE STREET 

Cr. 

Balance from 1946 $473.50 

Dr. 
Equipment $92.33 

Balance to Revenue $381.17 



$473.50 $473.50 

ARTICLE 47— WATER MAIN EXTENSION 
SPRING GROVE ROAD 

Cr. 

Balance from 1946 $455.84 

DR. 
Equipment $92.34 

Balance to Revenue 363.50 



$455.84 $455.84 

SPRING GROVE CEMETERY 

Cr. 

Appropriation $14,434.51 

Petty Cash Refund 10.00 

Refunds * 5.94 

74 



Amount Brought Forward 


$14,450.45 


Dr. 




Salary, Superintendent 


$2,457.97 


Clerk 


200.00 


Labor 


9,261.37 


Office Maintenance 


171.98 


Containers 


505.40 


Equipment, Tools and Truck 




Maintenance 


1,023.59 


Seed, Loam, Cinders, etc. 


443.89 


Total Expenditures 


$14,064.20 


Balance to Revenue 


386.25 



$14,450.45 $14,450.45 



ARTICLE 34— NEW POWER LAWN MOWER 

Cr. 

Appropriation $600.00 

Dr. 
New Power Lawn Mower $540.00 

Balance to Revenue 60.00 



$600.00 



$600.00 



Appropriation 
Interest 



INTEREST 

Cr. 

Dr. 



$4,933.75 



$4,933.75 



$4,933.75 $4,933.75 



Appropriation 



MATURING DEBT 

Cr. 

75 



$41,000.00 



Amount Brought Forward 



841.000.00 



Dr. 



General Loans 



$41,000.00 



$41,000.00 



Town Clerk's Dog License Money 
Cemetery Perpetual Care Funds 
Private Trust Funds 
Retirement Fund 
Essex County Tax 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
War Savings Bonds 
Withholding Taxes 
Blue Cross 
Refunds 

Total Expenditures, 1947 



$41,000.00 

2,574.80 

4,186.34 

105.02 

10,000.00 

35,972.57 

16,764.39 

3,731.25 

48,138.96 

3,976.00 

3,351.19 

$1,071,646.14 



RESERVE FUND 

Cr. 



Transferred from Overlay Reserve 


$15,000.00 


Dr. 






Insurance 


$2,250.00 




Forest Fires 


1,800.00 




Old Age Assistance 


1,500.00 




Article 2 — School 


1.135.00 




Snow Removal and Sanding 


6,675.81 




Total Transferred 


$13,360.81 




Balance to Overlay Reserve 1,639.19 






$15,000.00 


$15,000.00 


TAXES 


1943 




Refunds 


$10.00 




Abated 


- 


$10.00 



810.00 



$10.00 



76 



Refunds 
Abated 



TAXES 1944 



88.00 



88.00 



$8.00 



88.00 



TAXES 1945 



Balance from 1946 
Refunds 

Collected in 1947 
Abated 



8886.63 
2,071.07 



$886.63 
2,071.07 







$2,957.70 


$2,957.70 




TAXES 


1946 




Balance from 1946 




$32,181.23 




Refunds 




89.60 




Collected in 1947 
Abated 






$30,633.09 
1,109.52 


Balance to 1948 






528.22 




$32,270.83 


$32,270.83 




TAXES 


1947 




Commitments 




8626,019.25 




Refunds 




791.69 




Collected in 1947 






$582,429.36 


Abated 






5,261.73 


Tax Titles 






56.10 


Balance to 1948 






39,063.75 



$626,810.94 $626,810.94 

FOREST PRODUCTS TAX— STATE 1946 

Balance from 1946 $6.81 

Expenditures 1947 $6.81 



$6.81 



$6.81 



77 



FOREST LAND 1947 

Commitment $4.29 

Collected in 1947 $4.29 



$4.29 $4.29 

WATER LIENS 1946 

Balance from 1946 $44.74 

Collected in 1947 $44.74 



$44.74 $44.74 

WATER LIENS 1947 

Commitments $309.81 

Collected in 1947 $155.77 

Balance to 1948 154.04 



$309.81 $309.81 

TAX TITLE ACCOUNT 

Balance from 1946 $770.59 

Added to Tax Titles 306.37 

Eedemptions $664.51 

Balance to 1948 412.45 



$1,076.96 $1,076.96 

TAX TITLE POSSESSIONS 

Balance from 1946 $667.82 

Balance to 1948 $667.82 



$667.82 $667.82 

MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1946 

Balance from 1946 $834.66 

Committed in 1947 104.99 

Refunds - 1.10 

Collected in 1947 $886.02 

Abated 25.27 

Balance to 1948 29.46 



$940.75 $940.75 

78 



MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1947 

Commitments, 1947 $34,252.39 

Kefunds 365.86 

Collected in 1947 $31,691.69 

Abated 1,592.15 

Balance to 1948 1,334.41 



$34,618.25 $34,618.25 

MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1945 
Balance from 1946 $3.52 

Collected in 1947 $3.52 



$3.52 $3.52 

MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1946 
Balance from 1946 $101.50 

Collected in 1947 $97.18 

Balance to 1948 4.32 



$101.50 $101.50 

MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1947 
Commitments, 1947 $1,896.22 

Collected in 1947 $1,771.61 

Balance to 1948 124.61 



$1,896.22 $1,896.22 

UNAPPROPRIATED SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1946 

Balance from 1946 $3,635.83 

Collected in 1947 $ 115.86 

Unapportioned Sewer Assessments 

Apportioned 1,772.29 
Unapportioned Sewer Assessments 

Added to Taxes 1947 1,379.18 

Balance to 1948 368.50 



$3,635.83 $3,635.83 
79 



APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS 
ADDED TO TAXES 1946 

Balance from 1946 $20.17 

Collected in 1947 $20.17 



$20.17 $20.17 

APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS 
ADDED TO TAXES 1947 

Commitment, 1947 $297.15 

Collected in 1947 $246.24 

Balance to 1948 50.91 



$297.15 $297.15 

UNAPPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS 
ADDED TO TAXES 1947 

Commitment, 1947 $1,379.18 

Collected in 1947 $639.28 

Abated 246.93 

Balance to 1948 492.97 



$1,379.18 $1,379.18 

COMMITTED INTEREST ON 

SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1946 
Balance from 1946 $6.05 

Collected in 1947 $6.05 



$6.05 $6.05 

COMMITTED INTEREST ON 

SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1947 
Commitment $82.91 

Collected in 1947 $60.45 

Balance to 1948 22.46 



$82.91 $82.91 

80 



COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 
UNAPPORTIONED— ADDED TO TAXES 1947 

Commitment $60.55 

Collected in 1947 $39.13 

Balance to 1948 21.42 



$60.55 $60.55 



OVERLAY 1942 

Balance from 1946 $4.00 

Appropriation 1947 $4.00 



$4.00 $4.00 



OVERLAY 1943 
Abatements, 1947 $10.00 

Appropriation $6.00 

Balance to 1948 (To be raised in 1948) 4.00 



$10.00 $10.00 



OVERLAY 1944 






Abatements, 1947 


$8.00 




Appropriation 




$4.00 


Balance to 1948 (To be raised in 1948) 




4.00 



$8.00 $8.00 



OVERLAY 1945 

Balance from 1946 $ 886.63 

Abatements $2,071.07 

Balance to 1948 (To be raised in 1948) 1,184.44 



$2,071.07 $2,071.07 
81 



OVERLAY 1946 



Balance from 1946 
Abatements 
Balance to 1948 



$1,109.52 
9,255.89 



$10,365.41 



$10,365.41 $10,365.41 



Overlay 1947 
Abatements 
Balance to 1948 



OVERLAY 1947 



$5,261.73 

$6,880.77 



$12,142.50 



$12,142.50 $12,142.50 



OVERLAY RESERVE 

Balance from 1946 
Reserve Fund — Unexpended Balance 
Transferred to Reserve Fund $15,000.00 

Balance to 1948 $12,951.64 



$26,312.45 
1,639.19 



$27,951.64 $27,951.64 



DEPARTMENTAL ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 

Balance from 1946 $10,945.06 

Charges, Accounts Receivable 

in 1947 . 51,520.46 

Collected in 1947 $49,415.35 

Abatements 177.00 

Balance to 1948 , 12,873.17 



$62,465.52 $62,465.52 



82 



WATER RATES ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 



Balance from 1946 


$ 4,144.37 




Charges, Commitments, 1947 


63,231.25 




Adjustments 


1.31 




Collected in 1947 




$58,669.85 


Abatements 




80.07 


Adjustments 




37.80 


Balance to 1948 




8,589.21 




$67,376.93 


$67,376.93 



WATER SERVICES AND MISCELLANEOUS 
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 



Balance from 1946 


$ 252.84 




Charges, Commitments, 1947 


1,122.62 




Collected in 1947 




$1,122.62 


Balance to 1948 




252.84 



$1,375.46 $1,375.46 

EXCESS AND DEFICIENCY ACCOUNT 

Balance from 1946 $248,525.03 

Old Age Assistance Recovery 37.50 

Unexpended Balance 6,000.00 

Estimated Receipts 81,599.70 

Revenue 1947 31,625.23 

Tax Title Revenue 414.86 

Overage Account 100.00 

Transferred to Revenue $40,000.00 

Article 6 27,000.00 

Article 17 3,000.00 

Tax Title Revenue 56.10 

Balance to 1948 298,246.22 



$368,302.32 $368,302.32 



83 



JOHN CORNELL FUND 

Principal Fund — $5,000.00 

Andover Savings Bank, Book #13259, Andover $1,000.00 
Essex Savings Bank, Book #82865, Lawrence 1,000.00 

Broadway Savings Bank, Book #13403, Lawrence 1,000.00 
City Institution for Savings, 

Book #69782, Lowell 1,000.00 

The Central Savings Bank, Book # 21760, Lowell 1,000.00 



$5,000.00 



RECEIPTS 
Balance on hand January 1, 1947 $ 453.72 

Interest received during 1947 90.00 



$ 543.72 



EXPENDITURES 
None during fiscal year 00.00 



Balance on hand January 1st, 1948 $ 543.72 



84 



Report of Tax Collector 



POLL TAXES 
Year Collected Abated 

1947 in 19 47 

1946 $ 22.00 $ 12.00 

1947 5,634.00 2,546.00* 
*Of this amount: 

Abatements to Men in Armed Services 
Abatements to Men over 70 years 



Year 

1945 
1946 
1947 

Year 

1945 
1946 
1947 

Year 

1946 
1947 



PERSONAL TAXES 

Collected Abated 

1947 in 1947 

; 11.31 None 

1,616.94 $104.40 

72,503.55 149.33 



REAL 

Collected 

1947 

$ 875.32 

28,994.15 

504,291.81 



ESTATE TAXES 

Abated 

in 1947 

None 

$ 925.12 

2,566.40 



Outstanding 

Jan. 1,1948 

None 

$44.00 

$1,910.00 
512.00 



Outstanding 
Jan. 1,1948 
None 
None 
$3,398.68 

Outstanding 

Jan. 1,1948 

None 

$ 528.22 

35,677.17 



MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 

Collected Abated Outstanding 

1947 in 1947 Jan. 1,1948 

$ 886.02 $ 25.27 $ 29.46 

31,691.69 1,591.15 1,334.41 



MISCELLANEOUS COLLECTIONS 

Water Liens $ 200.51 

Moth Assessments 1,872.31 

Sewer Assessments (Apportioned) 266.41 

Committed Interest on Sewer Assessments 105.63 

Sewer Assessments (Unapportioned) 755.14 

Classified Forest Land Tax 4.29 

Interest on Delinquent Taxes 1,044.27 

Costs on Delinquent Taxes 80.85 



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94 



Board of Retirement Report 



To the Board of Selectmen 
Andover, Mass. 

Gentlemen : 

The Town of Andover Board of Retirement herewith sub- 
mits the following report for the year 1947 : 

Balance, January 1, 1947 $ 9,142.29 

Receipts, January 1-December 31, 1947 : 
Deductions, Group I and II $11,901.83 
Bonds Sold 4,137.50 

Interest on Bonds and 

Savings Banks 4,006.02 

Appropriation 10,000.00 

$30,045.35 



$39,187.64 



Expenditures : 

Pensions paid, Group I and II $19,956.16 

Investments 15,682.25 

Office Expenses 825.53 
Refunds, Deductions and 

Interest 2,134.60 



$38,598.54 



Balance, December 31, 1947 $589.10 

The Total Active Members : 

January 1, 1947 105 

December 31, 1947 110 

January 1, 1947 December 31, 1947 
Active Members 105 . 110 

Pensioners 25 26 

Total Membership — Desember 31, 1947 136 

95 



During the year 15 Federal Bonds were purchased. 

The Securities held at the close of the year cost 
$140,869.89. 

S12.000 is the amount recommended to be added to the 
fund by town appropriation for 1948. 

Respectfully submitted. 

George C. Napier. Chairman 
George H. Winslow, Secretary 
Edmond E. Hammond 

Board of Retirement 



96 



Treasurer's Report 



Receipts and payments for the year were as follows: 

Balance January 1, 1947 $ 334,495.08 

Receipts 1,099,430.18 



$1,433,925.26 
Payments 1,071,646.14 



Balance, December 31, 1947 $ 362,279.12 

Disbursements were in accordance with 98 selectmen's 
warrants. 13,702 checks were issued. It is worthy of note 
that the cash balance is the largest, and the indebtedness 
the lowest, in this century. 

Cemetery perpetual care funds for graves in the town 
cemetery amount to $87,164.34 and $27,662.77 is held by the 
treasurer as agent for 4 church cemeteries. 17 trust funds 
amount to $30,998.42 plus $89,879.04 in the post-war re- 
habilitation fund. 26 former town employees — the same as 
a year ago — receive pensions from the Retirement Board, 
averaging $65.00 a month. $48,164.76 was withheld from 
the pay of 294 people for federal taxes. Blue Cross mem- 
bers number 134, practically unchanged from a year ago, 
while employees, from whose pay deductions were made for 
the purchase of U.S. Savings Bonds, decreased somewhat 
to 29. 

Tax titles reached the low number of 7, amounting to 
$171.19, excluding 2, which are invalid, involving $45.30. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Thaxter Eaton, Treasurer 



97 



Town Debt 
DETAIL OF PAYMENT BY YEARS 







Junior High 


Water 






Sewer 


School 


Extension 


Totals 


Year Rate 4%% 


2&214% 


%% 


Av. 2.17% 


1948 


$ 5,000. 


$ 21,000. 


$15,000. 


$ 41,000. 


1949 


5,000. 


19,000. 


15,000. 


39,000. 


1950 


5,000. 


19,000. 


15,000. 


39,000. 


1951 


5,000. 


19,000. 




24,000. 


1952 


5,000. 


19,000. 




24,000. 


1953 


5,000. 


19,000. 




24,000. 


1954 




4,000. 




4,000. 


1955 




4,000. 




4,000. 




$30,000. 


$124,000. 


$45,000. 


$199,000. 



98 



Assessor's Report 



We herewith submit our annual report: 

Number of polls assessed 4,076 

Number of persons assessed (real and personal) 3,200 

Valuation— personal estate $ 2,292,502.00 

Valuation — real estate 16,415,245.00 

Special Warrant (personal 

property) 7,125.00 

Valuation — Classified Forest 

Land 130.00 



Tax on polls 


$ 8,152.00 


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Tax on personal estate 


75,653.16 




Tax on real estate 


541,709.02 




Tax on Special Warrant 


256.50 




Classified Forest Land tax 


4.29 


$625,774.97 






Moth assessments 


$1,896.22 




Apportioned sewer 


297.15 




Committed interest 


82.91 




Unapportioned sewer — added to 




1947 taxes 


1,379.18 




Committed interest 


60.55 




Water liens added to taxes 


309.81 




Abatements: 1947) 






Poll taxes (largely servicemen) 2,546.00 




Personal estate 


149.33 




Real estate 


2,566.40 




Rate of taxation per $1000.— 


-$33.00 




Number of assessed 






Horses 


73 




Horses (Special Warrant) 


30 




Cows 


589 




Yearlings, bulls, heifers 


232 




Swine 


230 





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Fowl 39,149 

Sheep 29 

All other 74 

Number of acres land assessed 16,804.45± 
Dwellings assessed 2,787 

MOTOR VEHICLE AND TRAILER EXCISE 

Number of vehicles assessed 4,515 

Assessed valuation $1,218,400.00 

Excise 34,251.39 

Abatements 1,591.15 

Rate— $36.23 per thousand 

DECEMBER ASSESSMENTS 

Number of polls assessed 20 
Number of persons assessed 

(real and personal) 72 

Valuation of personal estate $2,600.00 

Valuation of real estate 3,720.00 

Tax on polls 40.00 

Tax on personal estate 85.80 

Tax on real estate 122.77 

Number acres land assessed 5± 

Respectfully submitted, 

Roy E. Hardy, CJtairman 

J. Everett Collins, Secretary 

Howell F. Shepard 

Board of Assessors 



100 



Municipal Properties and Public Improvements 





Land and 
Buildings 


Equipment 
and other 
Property 


Total 


Town Hall 


$ 109,650 


$ 15,150 


$ 124,800 


Shaw Property 


12,000 




12,000 


Fire Department 


84,400 


48,000 


132,400 


Police Department 


700 


2,700 


3,400 


Schools 


1,765,250 


52,000 


1,817,250 


Library- 


182,000 


40,000 


222,000 


Water Department 


139,350 


863,000 


1,002,350 


Sewer Department 


2,600 


476,500 


479,100 


Highway Department 


22,600 


43,000 


65,600 


Parks and Playgrounds 


62,175 


1,500 


63,675 


Tree Warden and Moth Depts. 




3,600 


3,600 


Infirmary 


72,375 


2,500 


74,875 


Spring Grove Cemetery 


35,800 


1,125 


36,925 


Weights and Measures 




350 


350 


Town Scales 




500 


500 


Old Schoolhouse — Ballardvale 


24,250 




24,250 


Punchard School Fund 




81,270 


81,270 


Memorial Hall Investment Funds 




87,390 


87,390 


Burnham Road — Land 


2,500 




2,500 


Pomps Pond Beach 


6,625 


"300 


6,925 


Indian Ridge — Land 


1,000 




1,000 


Woodland — West District 


275 




275 


Public Dump Site 


4,150 




4,150 


Tax Title Possessions 


3,075 




3,075 


Carmel Woods — Land 


12,300 




12,300 


Totals 


$2,543,075 


$1,718,885 


$4,261,960 



101 



Board of Public Welfare 



The Board of Public Welfare submits the following report 
for the year 1947 : 

The case load for Old Age Assistance has climbed during 
the year from 146 at the start, to 160 at the year's end. 
During the past year the average monthly cost per case has 
increased from $45.30 to $49.00, and since 1943, it has risen 
from $31.50 to the present $49.00. This increase is due to 
the mounting prices of food, clothing, and fuel. Every time 
there is an increase or decrease of ten per cent in the cost 
of living, the State Department of Public Welfare changes 
budgets, and it is mandatory for us to make these changes. 
We find many elderly persons unable to take care of them- 
selves, and the problem of finding suitable nursing homes 
for them at reasonable prices is becoming more and more 
difficult. 

Aid to Dependent Children has increased in cost like Old 
Age Assistance, due to the rise in the cost of living. The 
average monthly cost per case has risen since 1943 from 
$62.00 to $103.00, the present cost. The case load at the 
year's end was seven families and nineteen children, a de- 
crease of one case and one child since the beginning of the 
year, 

General Relief has remained at approximately the same 
figure, with a slight increase due to the cost of living. At 
the year's end, we are not aiding a single family where there 
is an employable person. 

We wish to take the opportunity at this time to thank all 
private citizens and all organizations who have been of 
assistance to our board. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Roy E. Hardy, Chairman, 
J. Everett Collins, 
Howell F. Shepard, 

Board of Selectmen. 

Arthur W. Cole, Welfare Agent 

102 



Report of Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery 



The Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery submit their 
annual report for the year ending December 31st, 1947. ; 

There were 56 interments during the year, and 12 new 
lots were sold. 

The income from perpetual care funds amounted to 
$2,015.75. Monies received from perpetual care funds, foun- 
dations, sale of lots, annual care etc. amounted to $7,384.36 
out of an expended appropriation of $14,064.20. The sum 
of $381.34 was returned to the Town as an unexpended 
balance. 

595 feet of new curbing has been installed to replace the 
old curbing. 

The trees and shrubbery have been trimmed and some un- 
sightly trees removed. 

Electricity has been installed in the office and tool house 
adding a great convenience and necessity. 

A great amount of work has been necessary to repair 
storm damage to roads. The gradual building of good roads 
should be started from time to time. 

The Trustees are asking under a special article the ap- 
propriation of $500.00 for a snow plow to fit the new truck. 
The one now in use is not adequate for cemetery work, it 
was purchased during the war, second hand. We intend to 
sell the old plow to help purchase the new one providing it 
is so voted. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank R. Petty, Chairman, 
Frederick E. Cheever, Secretary, 
Clifford E. Marshall, 
Malcolm E. Lundgren, 
Albert E. Curtis. 



103 



Office of Veterans' Service 



The fourth annual report of the Office of Veterans' Serv- 
ice presents a date of an historical nature and one which 
brings to a definite time limit some Veteran Benefits. Presi- 
dent Truman signed Senate Joint Resolution No. 123, the 
Wiley Resolution, declaring the termination of war as of 
July 25, 1947. By setting this date, deadlines on certain vet- 
eran legislation are : up to July 25, 1957, to apply for a G.I. 
loan on a home or business ; up to July 25, 1949, to collect 
the so-called "9-20" unemployment pay; and up to July 25, 
1956, to complete education or training, which must be ini- 
tiated prior to July 25, 1951. A few benefits extend from 
twenty-five to forty years. Some benefits are of life time 
duration, but many will terminate in ten years unless Con- 
gress passes new laws favoring veterans. 

La^t March an effort was made to try to do something 
about housing. A survey was conducted and 1,125 question- 
naires were sent to all veterans whose current addresses 
were then on file at this office. Only 246 sent in replies. 
After research and screening, these were reduced to 91 in- 
volving real hardship. This group was contacted and offered 
an opportunity to apply for an apartment in the Town- 
owned Shaw House or for a lot of land on the Town-owned 
plot at the junction of High Street and Burnham Road. The 
Shaw questionnaire brought back 38 replies and 22 replies 
were returned relative to the lots. Two separate drawings 
were held and now four veterans and their families are re- 
siding in the Shaw House and eleven other veterans have 
started development of the lots on the above mentioned 
site. Our efforts did not even scratch the surface of the per- 
plexing housing problem, yet it was a step in the right 
direction. 

The demands on direct financial assistance from this office 
have not been too great this year. Twenty applications for 

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Veteran Benefits (formerly Soldiers' Relief) were received 
and eleven were granted. The cashing of Terminal Leave 
Bonds and the increase in pensions and subsistences were 
factors tending to keep this category of veteran aid low. 
The expiration of unemployment benefits for many veterans 
and a spotty employment situation may increase future ap- 
plications. It is interesting to note that applications for 
education are increasing while those for on-the-job training 
have decreased rapidly, due chiefly to lack of available open- 
ings in the various trades. 

The office files now hold 1,916 veterans' folders containing 
brief histories and pertinent facts relative to their service. 
These files cover the following groups: World War II, 1,647 
(living 1,586— deceased 61) ; World War I, 233 (living 152 
— deceased 81) ; British War Veterans 14 ; Merchant Marine 
2 ; Peacetime ex-servicemen 4 ; Philippine veterans 2 ; and 
Spanish War Veterans 14. 

To date, seven applications have been filed on the final dis- 
position of our honored war dead in overseas cemeteries. 
In four cases the survivors have elected to have the remains 
returned to the United States for reburial. Three families 
desire final resting places in permanent American ceme- 
teries in foreign lands. 

During the year, 3,166 office visits were made covering 
59 phases of veteran rehabilitation. 

Our sincere thanks go forth to all the veterans' organ- 
izations, the American Red Cross, Andover Service Men's 
Fund Association, and to all other individuals and groups 
whose cooperation with this office is deeply appreciated. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Roy E. Hardy, Chairman 
J. Everett Collins 
Howell F. Shepard 

Board of Selectmen 

Francis P. Markey, Veterans' Service Agent. 

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Board of Appeals Report 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

The Board of Appeals under the Zoning By-Law of the 
Town of Andover has the following members: James S. 
Eastham, Chairman, term expiring May 1, 1949; Roy E. 
Hardy, Secretary, term expiring May 1, 1950; Edward P. 
Hall, term expiring May 1, 1948; and two associate mem- 
bers, Leon A. Field and Walter C. Tomlinson, terms expir- 
ing May 1, 1948. 

During the year 1947, the twelfth year of the Zoning 
Law, the Board heard and decided twenty cases, denying 
three and granting seventeen. 

Respectfully submitted, 

James S. Eastham, Chairman 
Roy E. Hardy, Secretary 
Edward P. Hall 



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Report of Planning Board and Board of Survey 



The following Public Hearings and several subsequent 
meetings were held by the Planning Board during the year 
1947: 

January 10, on petition of Alderbrook Estates for ap- 
proval of a subdivision plan of land off South Main Street. 
Plan for subdivision was approved. 

January 24, on petition of Timothy and Randall Hurley 
for purpose of extending business district northerly on Main 
Street beyond Lewis Street. The Board disapproved pro- 
posed amendment to the Zoning By-Law extending the busi- 
ness district at this point. 

February 14, on petition of H. Axelrod concerning sub- 
division plan of Hidden Acres, off Hidden Road. Subdivi- 
sion plan was approved. 

May 23, on petition of Vincent A. McQuade et Alii relat- 
ing to a proposed amendment of the Zoning By-Law by 
designating as an educational district two large parcels of 
land adjacent to Haverhill Street and Elm Street. Fore- 
going was recommended and approved. 

July 11, on petition of Mr. Charles Sawyer relative to 
subdivision of area and a proposed way between Torr and 
Central Streets. 

Also, on petition of Mr. Fred Doyle relative to subdivision 
of area and a proposed way off Chandler Road. The two 
foregoing subdivision plans approved and recommenda- 
tions made for acceptance of proposed ways. 

October 31, on petition of Clyde M. Goldthwaite and 
others on Alderbrook Road so-called, for approval of a plan 
for purpose of opening for public use a proposed way as 
shown thereon. Recommendation made for acceptance of 
this proposed way. 

Also, on petition of M. I. Stone and others for approval 

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of a plan for purpose of opening for public use a proposed 
way (now known as Dale Street) and shown thereon. 

The foregoing was approved and recommendation made 
for acceptance and both petitioners were instructed to bring 
final plans before the Board for signing. 

November 6, on petition of Mr. James I. Black concerning 
a subdivision plan in Sweeney Court off North Main Street. 
This plan was considered and referred to the Board of Ap- 
peals since it was found that one of the three lots concerned 
contained less than the required 8500 square feet. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Sidney P. White, Chairman 
Walter C. Tomlinson, Secretary 
Leon A. Field 
Frederick E. Cheever 
Kirk R. Batcheller 

Edward R. Lawson, Clerk. 



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Report of Committee on Recreation 



The Andover Recreational Committee, now conducting 
a yearly program of summer and winter activities, submits 
a report for the year 1947. 

PLAYGROUNDS 

Attendance Records 

Morning Afternoon Evening 



Ballardvale 


2,100 


4,300 


3,000 


Central 


2,600 


4,800 


1,500 


Indian Ridge 


2,350 


2,150 




Shawsheen 


1,500 


2,000 


260 


West Center 


1,000 


875 





9,550 14,235 4,760 

The personnel consisted of Benjamin Dimlich, Super- 
visor ; James P. Doherty, Assistant Supervisor ; and 4 male 
and 6 female instructors. The usual program was carried 
on with games, tournaments, special shows and activities, 
handicraft work, etc. The baseball league brought real 
enjoyment to several boys and also younger veterans and the 
games were closely contested and well played. The total 
recorded participation shows an attendance record of 2,800 
during the summer evenings and a play-off series of 5 
games was held in August attracting hundreds of towns- 
people to the playstead to witness a fine exhibition of base- 
ball. This feature filled in a much needed evening activity 
in our schedule and we plan to elaborate on it for the com- 
ing year. League games are played four nights every week 
during July and August. 

Probably one of the events which brought the most 
satisfaction to us as committeemen were the dances held 
at the Andover Guild and at Memorial Auditorium. The 
average attendance was 250 and on many evenings up to 
400 of our teen age boys and girls enjoyed dancing under 

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strict supervision. The almost negligible destruction on 
Hallowe'en night was in a great way due to the dancing 
program and party held. Parties and dances for our young 
folks on a regular schedule during the entire year are the 
means of checking child delinquency, by providing clean, 
wholesome entertainment. At these tender years, our youth 
is invited to attend dances held strictly for them and this 
tends to keep them away from the dance halls where no 
supervision is provided. We are greatly indebted to the 
Andover Guild for the use of the building, lights, janitor 
service, etc., in conducting these dances. 

The playground equipment in many cases is getting worn 
out or has become obsolete and it is our plan to start to re- 
place various apparatus as rapidly as we can. 

SWIMMING — POMP'S and HUSSEY'S PONDS 

The personnel consisted of Donald D. Dunn, supervisor, 
and head life guard, Warren Deyermond, assisted by 5 male 
guards and one female matron. Mr. Dunn and Mr. Deyer- 
mond attended the Red Cross Aquatic School for two weeks 
in June and were abble to pass to their co-workers the most 
up to the minute life saving and swimming methods. The at- 
tendance totaled 40,000 for the season and the extremely 
hot, dry summer brought an average of 800 to the beach 
daily. Clearance of underbrush enabled families to spend the 
day and hold picnics and the supervisor conducted a refresh- 
ment concession for the convenience of those bringing 
lunches. The town now owns the land adjacent to the pond 
and future plans call for a development of a picnic center 
for social events during the summer. One old bath house 
was razed and the other renovated to give adequate dress- 
ing facilities and showers for both men and women. Much 
of the repair work was done by the personnel between the 
hours of duty and they also carried on their waterfront 
work in a very efficient manner, as we have passed another 
season without any serious accidents. 

SKATING 

This year has been a trying one for those entrusted with 
keeping the skating areas free of snow. The Central Play- 

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stead was flooded and afforded an excellent spot for skating 
as did the skating area in Ballardvale. The residents of the 
southern part of town near Foster's Pond petitioned for a 
flooded area and steps have been taken to locate a suitable 
spot which may be flooded. The parents feel the hazard of 
treacherous ice on Foster's Pond is a danger they would 
like to eliminate. The Shawsheen area appears to have been 
blessed with the best skating facilities in this territory. The 
Brothers of the Sacred Heart School have given the use of 
their excellent skating field, which is lighted at night, to 
the use of all citizens not only of Andover but surrounding 
towns. This is a very fine gesture of friendliness and our 
committee sincerely appreciates their generosity. We hope 
to have a similar skating area near the Central Schools 
sometime in the near future. 

CONCLUSION 

As we watch our recreational program expand to meet 
the ever increasing desire of our citizens for outdoor re- 
laxation and play, we might begin to look to the future with 
some definite plans. The acquisition of lands surrounding 
our present facilities is the first and most important move. 
The development of skating areas, softball fields, possibly 
tennis courts, and the hope of a baseball diamond in Shaw- 
sheen are phases of our work with which we hope to make 
some progress the next year or two. We feel that recreation 
is not only enjoyment for our youth but for our adults as 
well and it is with this thought in mind that we are now 
planning for the days ahead. 

Our sincere thanks go forth to The Cross Coal Company 
for transportation to Pomp's Pond. 

We have tried to give Andover as complete a recreational 
program as our appropriation would allow and we hope to 
steadily improve on the accomplishments thus far attained. 

Respectfully submitted, 

STAFFORD A. LINDSAY, Chairman 



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Water and Sewerage Investigation 

REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE 



January, 1948 
THE WATER SYSTEM 

No extensions of large water mains were made in 1947. 
The new 16" main from the Haggetts Pond Pumping Sta- 
tion to the Town was in service throughout the year and 
made it possible to pump and deliver all the water needed 
during periods of maximum consumption in hot summer 
weather. 

The vote at the Annual Town Meeting in March 1947 ask- 
ing the Committee to investigate the possible leakage and 
loss of revenue in the Water System was given some study. 
This requires the compiling of figures and some testing 
which the great press of work on the Water Department 
made it impossible to complete. This will be done as soon as 
conditions permit. 

The High Pressure pumping equipment at Bancroft Road 
needs general renewal and at the request of the Board of 
Public Works recommendations were obtained from Weston 
and Sampson which we approve and which are in accord 
with our earlier recommendations. The Board will ask for 
the appropriation needed to do the work now necessary. 

THE SEWERAGE SYSTEM 

The two additions to the Sewerage System voted at the 
last Town Meeting have been completed. The installations 
on Pine and Elm Streets serve a large number of houses, 
and will remove the nuisance formerly resulting from sep- 
tic tanks in the neighborhood. The connection of the sewers 
on Fletcher, Binney and Shepley Streets to the main system 
will materially improve the conditions in the Shawsheen 
River. The total cost of this work was about $25,100. 

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No large extensions for Water or Sewers will be needed 
in 1948, which is fortunate in view of very high costs and 
scarcity of some materials. Considerable other work will be 
needed, however, in the coming years, the urgency of which 
will depend on future growth. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Edward V. French 
Sidney P. White 
Joseph A. McCarthy 

Committee 



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Andover Town Infirmary 



Board of Selectmen, Andover, Mass. 

Gentlemen : 

The annual report of the Town Infirmary is given here- 
with: 

During the year we have cared for ten persons, several 
of whom have been here for a number of years. One of these 
was a temporary boarder, one was removed to the Coles 
Nursing Home, and one to the Crockett Sanitarium in North 
Andover, as they needed nursing care. 

As the Infirmary was conducted as a Nursing Home dur- 
ing part of Mr. and Mrs. Thornton's stay here, we have had 
several calls during the year from persons who wished that 
kind of care, or who wished to pay board here, but as we 
have not the facilities, nor help, to conduct a regular nurs- 
ing home, these requests had to be refused. 

In May the soft coal heater, which had been the source 
of heat in the winter for many years, gave out, and at a 
special town meeting in June, it was voted to install an oil 
burner. Two units were needed to heat this house of 25 
rooms, ramps, and passageways, but we have enjoyed the 
even warmth during the cold weather, and the cleanliness, 
due to lack of soft coal dust. The gas stoves in the kitchen 
also had outlived their usefulness, so were replaced in Sep- 
tember by a restaurant type of gas stove, called the Gar- 
land, and recommended by the Lawrence Gas Company. 

Mrs. Frank Brigham, the November Club, Abbot Acad- 
emy Christian Association and The King's Daughters re- 
membered us at Easter and Christmas, and several visitors 
came here during the year. But it is a source of wonder 
to some of our guests that we have such a pleasant place 
in which to live, and more of the townspeople should come 
down and see what has been done and what we are trying 
to do to make the town infirmary a real home, and not sim- 
ply an institution. 

Mr. and Mrs. Thornton did a wonderful job in keeping 

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the place up ; Miss Ivarson continued and we have tried to 
carry on the good work. 

Miss Eva Ivarson, who had worked here as nurse for a 
number of years, and who was matron for a year and three 
months, wished to leave to do private nursing, so the Select- 
men appointed Mrs. Mary C. Edmands as matron, and she 
is assisted by her son-in-law, Roland Weeks, who does the 
man's work about the place. 

Number of inmates January 1, 1947 7 

Number admitted during year 3 

Number discharged during year 3 

Number between 60 and 70 years of age 3 

Number between 70 and 80 years of age 2 

Number between 80 and 90 years of age 2 

Number of inmates January 1, 1948 7 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mary C. Edmands, Matron 



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Report of Fire Department 



Andover, Mass., February 2, 1948 

To the Board of Selectmen, Andover, Massachusetts 
Gentlemen : 

I have the honor to submit my seventh annual report as 
Chief of the Andover Fire Department. 

During the year 1947 the department answered the fol- 
lowing alarms : 68 bell ; 235 still ; total 303. 

The total valuation of buildings where fires occurred: 
$467,785.00. 

Losses incurred totaled: $16,697.49. 

Hose was laid as follows : 21,340 feet of 2i/ 2 /r hose, 13,400 
feet of II/2" hose, 8,800 feet of forestry hose, 38,150 feet of 
%" or booster hose; total hose laid 81,780 feet; feet of 
ladders raised 469. 

Ambulance calls for the year totaled 442, of which 20 were 
answered by the Chief's car, 26 by the Ford car, 3 by Deputy 
Cole's car and 3 by Lt. Spark's car. 

Oil burners and tanks inspected 433. 

The Chief's car voted by the Town Meeting arrived and 
was put in service in June. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. EDWARD BUCHAN, Chief 



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Police Department 



Andover, Mass., December 31, 1947 

To the Board of Selectmen, Andover, Massachusetts: 

Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit my report of the Police Department for 
the year ending December 31, 1947. 

Miscellaneous complaints received and investigated 444 

Summons served for out of town Police 57 

Automobiles stolen in Andover 2 

Automobiles recovered in Andover 2 

Bicycles stolen in Andover 4 

Bicycles recovered in Andover 6 

Breaks in Camps and Dwellings 13 

Doors in business district found open and secured 22 

Lost children returned to parents 5 

Runaway children returned to parents or institutions 2 

Dogs killed by automobiles taken care of 17 

Dogs gassed by Police 6 

Street lights reported out to Lawrence Gas Co. 241 

Dogs lost and returned to owners 28 

Number of persons bitten by dogs 11 
Board of Health and Animal Inspector notified on dog 

bites 12 

Cattle lost and returned to owners 6 

Dead bodies cared for by Police 1 

Suicides reported and investigated by Police 1 

Persons notified for out of town Police 17 

Lights put in dangerous places 3 

Tramps put up for night in lock-up 2 

Dwelling houses inspected while owners away 38 

Articles found and returned to owners 9 

Summons served on local complaints in Andover 8 

Fires discovered and reported by Police 3 

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Fires put out by Police 1 

Missing persons reported and located and returned 2 

Automobile tires recovered previously stolen 1 
Water leaks in streets reported by Police to B. of P.W. 5 
Tree Dept. notified of limbs and trees down in streets 5 

Persons taken to Danvers State Hospital by Police 3 

Persons taken to Hospital by Police in Cruisers 2 

Hens killed by dogs, investigated by Police 59 

False alarms of fire investigated by Police 3 

Burglar alarms set off and investigated by Police 2 

Railroad accident investigated by Police 1 

Bell alarms of fire covered by Police 15 

Arrests and Charges 

Assault 1 

Robbery and assault 1 

Operating under influence of liquor 12 

Neglect of family 11 

Operating without a license 6 

Operating to endanger 6 

Unregistered and uninsured automobile 1 

Leaving scene of accident 1 

Speeding 27 

Delinquent children 11 

Vagrancy 1 

Drunkenness 72 

Lewdness 3 

Illegitimate child 1 

Default warrant 1 

Pe using to stop for an Officer 1 

Allowing improper person to operate 1 

Building without a permit 1 

Abandonment of a child 1 

Unnatural act 2 

Kidnapping 1 

Arson 3 

Breaking and entering and larceny 3 

Fraud and forgery 1 

Larceny and attempt 1 

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Larceny of automobile 4 

Trespass 1 



Total . 175, 

Convicted in District Court 175 

Superior Court 1 
Fines paid in District Court $1,460.00 

Sentenced to H. of C. 16 

Sentenced to Lyman School : ; 4 

Sentenced to Shirley School 2 

Probation .8 

Sentenced to Bridgewater ' X 

On File 7 

Held for 'G. J. 3 

Dismissed 1 

Fourteen new safety signs have been installed this year, 
and twenty have been repainted, and reset. 

I recommend at this time that some new lights be put in 
the Shawsheen Square, and the Andover Square. We have 
had several near accidents in both squares during the year, 
because of automobile drivers not being able to see the pe- 
destrians. I recommend at this time that something be done 
in both these locations to make it safer for all that have to 
cross these squares. I am very sure that we are bound to 
have a bad accident, and we could have a fatal accident be- 
cause of this poor lighting. 

I also want to report that owing to the shortage of mate- 
rial it was impossible to get the cables replaced for the 
Traffic Lights at Chestnut and Main Street this year, but 
I have been promised better results in the near future, and 
hope to have them installed soon. 

Respectfully submitted, 

George A. Dane, Chief of Police' 



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Board of Health Nurse and Agent 



To the Board of Health and Townspeople of Andover: 

I herewith submit a brief report as Board of Health Nurse 
and Agent for the Town of Andover for the year 1947 : 





1947 


1946 


1945 


Diphtheria 





1 





Trichinosis 








1 


Dog- Bite 


33 


39 


45 


Tuberculosis 


6 


4 


4 


Scarlet Fever 


11 


31 


24 


Chicken Pox 


128 


86 


186 


Whooping Cough 


17 


24 


26 


Measles 


2 


191 


31 


Mumps 


4 


6 


26 


Syphilis 


1 


5 


4 


German Measles 


4 


20 


2 


Lobar Pneumonia 


3 


2 


1 


Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis 








3 


Gonorrhea 











Typhoid 





1 


1 


Malaria 











Anterior Poliomyelitis 


2 








Dysentery 


1 









Total 212 410 354 

Deaths from Contagious Diseases 



Lobar Pneumonia 
Tuberculosis 
Bacillary Dysentery 



1947 


1946 


1945 


2 





2 


3 


1 


3 


1 









Total 6 

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In 1948, Andover will continue to hold free clinics. Among 
these will be the Toxoid Clinic for children entering school, 
the very successful Baby Clinic, and the Anti-Rabic Clinic 
for dogs. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Lotta M. Johnson, R.N. 



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Report of Building Inspector 



Board of Selectmen, Andover, Mass.: 

Gentlemen : 

During 1947 there were as listed below one hundred and 
twenty-five (125) permits for New Buildings with an esti- 
mated cost of $689,450 and seventy-six (76) permits of 
additions and alterations with an estimated cost of $100,150. 
These permits being classified as follows : — 

Dwellings 70 

Storage 2 

Garages 32 

Tool Sheds 3 

Hen Houses 4 

Road Stand 

Fence 

Transmitter Bldg. 

Factory 

Laundry 

School 

Camps 

Canoe House 

Grand Stand 

Green House 

Cement Mixer 

Barn 

Tearing Down Bldg. 2 

Additions and Alterations 76 



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I have made three hundred and eighty-two (382) inspec- 
tions and have traveled four thousand and twenty-six (4026) 
miles in so doing. 

In carrying out my work I have brought one builder into 
Court for violation of the Town By-Laws and secured a con- 
viction for this offense. 

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This department has collected and turned into the Town 
Treasurer two hundred and fifty-eight dollars ($258) for 
permits and license fees. 

Respectfully yours, 

Ralph W. Coleman, Building Inspector 



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Report of Wire Inspector 



Andover, Mass., Jan. 17, 1948 

Board of Selectmen, Andover, Massachusetts : 

Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit my report for wire inspections for the 
year 1947. 

Number of inspections 445 

Amount collected and turned over to the Treas- 
urer, Town of Andover $222.50 

Respectfully submitted, 

Wm. J. Young, Inspector of Wires 



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Milk Inspector's Report 

December 30, 1947 

Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit a report of the activities of the Office of 
Milk Inspector for the past quarter. In brief, the following 
have been accomplished: 

1. Farms engaged in producing and pasteurizing milk 
have been inspected. 

2. Additional licenses have been granted to some new 
dealers. 

3. Various samples of milk have been checked for butter- 
fat content and total solids. All were up to standard. 

4. Arrangements have been made with the Essex County 
Agricultural School to carry out bacterial counts on some 
of the milk samples that we inspect. This will not be too 
expensive and will not add a great deal to our budget. 

5. It is of interest to note that during the month of No- 
vember a considerable quantity of milk, about 12,000 cans 
were shipped into this area to take care of a possible short- 
age. Most of this milk came from Wisconsin. 

Respectfully, 

Robert A. Walsh, 

Inspector of Milk 



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Sealer of Weights and Measures 



December 31, 1947 
To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover: 
Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit my annual report for the year 1947 : 



Adjusted 


Sealed 


Condem. 


Platform over 10,000 lbs. 





4 





Platform under 5,000 lbs. 


11 


55 





Counter 100 lbs. or over 





5 





Counter under 100 lbs. 


4 


43 





Beam over 100 lbs. 


1 


4 





Spring- 100 lbs. or over 





4 





Spring- under 100 lbs. 


9 


33 





Computing under 100 lbs. 


5 


28 





Personal Weighing (Slot) 


7 


17 





Prescription 





6 





WEIGHTS AND 


MEASURES 




Avoirdupois 





227 





Apothecary 





70 





Metrics 





4 





Liquid Measures 





37 





Meters over 1 inch 





7 





Gasoline Pumps 


11 


58 N.S. 


1 


Oil Jars 











Oil Measuring Pumps 





6 





Grease Measuring Pumps 





22 





Quantity Measures on Pumps 





15 





Yard Sticks 





8 





Clough Measuring Machines 





1 






I have collected from December 1, 1946 to November 30, 
1947, $115.80 (one hundred and fifteen dollars and eighty 
cents). 

Respectfully submitted, 

Lewis N. Mears, 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 
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Report of Tree Warden 



To the Citizens of Andover: 

During 1947 many sample twigs taken from elm trees 
were sent to the Dutch Elm Disease Laboratory at Amherst 
for testing. All proved negative except one taken last Sep- 
tember from an elm on Burnham Road near the Railroad 
bridge. When the tree was cut down every section showed 
the brown streaking of the sap wood a condition caused by 
the disease. Feeding punctures on the twigs also showed 
the presence of the carrier of the disease, the elm bark 
beetle. No doubt other trees with the disease will be found 
during the 1948 season. 

The Dutch Elm Disease is a great menace, and all avail- 
able means should be used to combat its ravages. 

The town must now decide whether the cost to prevent 
the Dutch Elm Disease from becoming established is rea- 
sonable compared with the excessive cost of removal and 
loss of assets which the elms are to our town and to our 
homes. 

Some authorities believe control can be obtained and our 
best trees saved by pruning of dead and weak wood and by 
spraying with the new insecticides applied with the new 
type mist blower spray machines. These authorities point 
out that one town in the heart of the Dutch Elm Disease 
area of Connecticut has lost few elms because of control 
measures taken, while other towns and cities in the same 
area that have taken no control measures face expenses in 
removing diseased elms up to $400,000.00. 

The Moth Superintendent's report on another page shows 
what measures can be taken to control the Dutch Elm Dis- 
ease and at the same time destroy many other insects. 

The town should appreciate the assistance given by the 
Andover Village Improvement Society in the control of 
poison ivy by the purchase of $423.00 worth of the weed 
killer ammonium sulfamate for use by the Tree Warden. 

A solution of one pound of the chemical to a gallon of 
water was applied to the foliage of the poison ivy in July 

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with a power sprayer, along the road sides in residential 
sections of the town. The leaves and stems of the plant 
turned brown within a week and soon dried up. This work 
should be extended to other parts of the town and sections 
already sprayed should be gone over each year to destroy 
any new growth that may appear. 

Our roadside tractor mower has added greatly to the use- 
fulness and appearance of our roadways by keeping poison 
ivy and other new growth back from the edge of the traveled 
way. 

As authorized by the last annual town meeting a power 
chain saw was purchased and is a valuable addition to this 
department. The expense of this equipment will soon pay 
for itself in time and labor saved in tree removals. 

Pruning and cabling of trees as well as some cavity work 
was carried on during the past year. Large brush was cut 
and removed on more roadsides to make it possible to cut 
future growth with our roadside tractor mower. Severe 
wind and rain storms during November shattered many 
branches and destroyed several trees. 

Electric wires stretched along our streets among public 
trees is a problem that increases each year as higher volt- 
age wires are used to care for public demand for electricity. 
In spite of loss of service and loss from breakdown of its 
lines from ice storms, electrical storms, hurricanes, etc., 
power companies have utterly failed to provide new meth- 
ods of electrical distribution, and co-operation in the re- 
moval of dangerous trees along its lines has lapsed in the 
past few years. 

I recommend the purchase of a new 1% ton truck to 
replace an old worn-out 1934 truck. 

Very few men are able to qualify for tree repair work and 
rates of pay should be increased to compare with rates 
in commercial companies and to attract men of ability and 
knowledge of tree problems. 

For the regular operation of the Tree Department during 
1948, under present rates of pay, I recommend that $9,- 
930.00 be appropriated. 

Respectfully submitted, 

George R. Abbott, Tree Warden 

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Report of Moth Superintendent 



To the Board of Selectmen, Town of Andover: 

Gentlemen : 

A disaster without headlines might well be applied to the 
loss of elm trees by the Dutch Elm Disease which silently 
destroys without publicity, and if uncontrolled may wipe 
out every elm tree within short span of years. 

The town must choose now between an all out effort to 
retard and control the Dutch Elm Disease or be subject to 
great expense in removing dead elm trees along our streets. 

The loss of beautiful elm trees will greatly reduce prop- 
erty values by leaving many barren locations in our town. 
Private elm trees as well as public elm trees must be pro-^ 
tected to bring success to our efforts as a few diseased elms 
would be a source of infection to healthy trees. 

The Dutch Elm Disease is known to be spread by elm 
bark beetles which emerge from under the bark of an in- 
fected tree and fly to feed for a short time on the twigs of 
healthy trees, thereby infecting them. These beetles later 
seek entrance under the bark of elm trees or recently cut 
elm wood to complete their life cycles. 

The first hope of controlling this elm disease has been 
found recently in new insecticides including D.D.T. and a 
new type machine which blows a fine mist of concentrated 
spray onto the trees, and remains effective about six weeks 
at a time. Fifty gallons of spray in this machine will last 
for three hours of continuous spraying thus saving time and 
material and destroying insects as they crawl over the in- 
secticide. 

The elm bark beetles are active for at least twenty weeks 
so that three to four sprays are necessary for control. 

In areas not accessible to the blower machine airplanes 
spreading a fine mist spray 120 feet in width on each run 
are used to destroy the elm bark beetle. These sprays would 
destroy other insects including mosquitoes and flies. 

To have the town decide if it desires to have maximum 
control efforts taken to save our elms if possible, I recom- 

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mend that the Board of Selectmen request a special appro- 
priation of several thousand dollars for a Dutch Elm Disease 
Control Fund. 

Such a fund could be used for the following maximum 
controls : 

1. For area spraying by airplane under contract with full 
insurance coverage. (On areas where greatest numbers of 
elms are located.) 

2. For purchase of blower type sprayers to protect trees 
in all parts of the town. 

3. For spray materials and labor costs not covered by the 
regular Moth appropriation or for new methods of control 
that may come into practical use. 

4. For prompt removal of any great number of diseased 
trees both public and private that may be beyond the capac- 
ity of the Tree Department to remove. 

During 1947 most insects were well controlled although 
fall web worms were numerous and mistaken by many citi- 
zens as a second generation of tent caterpillars. 

Insecticides have doubled in price in the past year and an 
increase in our budget will be necessary. 

I recommend the purchase of a new blower mist type 
sprayer so urgently needed in the economical use of new 
sprays to control the elm bark beetle and other insects. 
Also the sale of our old noisy solid stream sprayer. 

To reduce operating costs and delays the town should 
purchase a new 1%-ton truck to replace an old worn-out 
1934 truck. 

For the regular moth appropriation under present rates 
of pay I recommend that $7270.00 be appropriated in 1948. 

Respectfully submitted, 

George R. Abbott, 

Moth Superintendent 



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Report of the Trustees of 
Punchard Free School 

YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1947 



January 1, 1947 

Cash in Banks $11,669.66 

Real Estate Mortgages 23,310.42 

Bonds at book value 42,019.92 $77,000.00 



December 31, 1947 

Cash in Banks $ 8,828.99 
Real Estate Mortgages 26,151.09 

Bonds at book value 42,019.92 $77,000.00 



INCOME ACCOUNT 

January 1, 1947 



Cash on Hand 


$3,681.72 


Interest and Dividends Rec'd 


2,553.01 


Expenditures 




M. E. Stevens, Instructor 


420.80 


U. S. Collector of Internal 




Revenue a/c Withholding Tax 


112.80 


E. E. Hammond — Salary 


200.00 


Treasurer's Bond 


25.00 


Safe Deposit Box 


12.00 


Stationery and Supplies 


56.75 


Flowers 


10.00 


Research 


100.00 


Miscellaneous Expense 


2.50 


Dec. 31, 1947 Cash on Hand 


5,294.88 



$6,234.73 



$6,234.73 



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GOLDSMITH FUND 

Jan. 1, 1947 Cash in Savings Bank $329.12 
Interest Received 6.61 



$335.73 
Prizes awarded 10.00 



Dec. 31, 1947 Cash in Savings Bank $325.73 

DRAPER FUND 



Jan. 


1, 1947 Cash in Savings Bank 


$1,506.51 






Interest Received 


30.27 






$1,536.78 






Scholarship awarded 
31, 1947 Cash in Savings Bank 


30.00 




Dec. 




$1,506.78 




BARNARD FUND 




Jan. 


1, 1947 Cash in Savings Bank 


$ 27.72 






Dividends Received 


40.00 






Interest Received 


.14 






$ 67.86 






Prizes awarded 








First $20.00 








Second 12.00 








Third 8.00 
31, 1947 Cash in Savings Bank 


40.00 




Dec. 




$ 27.86 




CHAPIN FUND 






Jan. 


1, 1947 Cash in Savings Bank 


$2,215.19 






Interest Received 


44.52 





2,259.71 

Scholarship awarded 40.00 



Dec. 31, 1947 Cash in Savings Bank $2,219.71 

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RESERVE FUND 

Jan. 1, 1947 Cash in Savings Bank $3,389.14 
Interest Received 68.12 



Dec. 31, 1947 Cash in Savings Bank $3,457.26 

HENRY WARREN BARNARD & 
MABEL PARADISE BARNARD FUND 

Jan. 1, 1947 Cash in Savings Bank $1,020.46 
Interest Received 20.50 



Dec. 31, 1947 Cash in Savings Bank $1,040.96 

ELIZABETH T. GUTTERSON SCHOLARSHIP 

Jan. 1, 1947 Cash in Savings Bank $1,024.63 

Interest Received 20.58 



$1,045.21 
Scholarship awarded 20.00 



Dec. 31, 1947 Cash in Savings Bank $1,025.21 

M. E. GUTTERSON BOTANY PRIZES 

Jan. 1, 1947 Cash in Savings Bank $ 305.67 
Interest Received 6.08 



311.75 
Prize awarded 5.00 



Dec. 31, 1947 Cash in Savings Bank $ 306.75 

Respectfully submitted, 
EDWARD E. HAMMOND, Treasurer 

This is to certify that the securities belonging to the 
Trustees of Punchard Free School and the income accruing 
therefrom have been checked and found to be correct. 

The remaining items in the above account are examined 
by the Town Accountant. 

ROY E. HARDY 

C. CARLETON KIMBALL 

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Town of Andover — Jury List 



Adams, Arlon C. 
Alexander, John P. 
Anderson, John A. 
Andrew, T. Edwin, Jr. 
Ashburn, James R. 
Auchterlonie, John C. 
Auty, Herbert W. 
Bailey, Ralph A. 
Bailey, Samuel H., Jr. 
Baker, Richard W. 
Barcroft, Harold E. 
Barnard, Foster C. 
Barron, William F. 
Batcheller, Kirk R. 
Billings, Walter 
Bird, William F. 
Blake, Winston A. 
Bottomley, Jesse B. 
Boutwell, Everett S. 
Brierly, James 
Brigham, Frank L. 
Brodhead, John A. 
Brouillard, Arthur R. 
Buchan, Raymond L. 
Burke, Michael A. 
Burton, Everett D. 
Butler, Byron T. 
Campbell, George W. 
Carleton, F. Tyler 
Cheever, W. Abbot 
Cheney, Paul M. 
Christison, Leslie 
Clark, Granville T. 
Clark, Wilbur T. 
Clinton, Joseph A. 
Colbath, Howard L. 



JUNE, 1947 

Retired 

Insurance 

Clerk 

Real Est. & Ins. 

Sales Manager 

Blacksmith 

Foreman 

Salesman 

Clerk 

Retired 



10 Summer St. 
74 Summer St. 
Ballardvale Rd. 
14 Riverina Rd. 
135 Haverhill St. 
65 Red Spring Rd. 
6 Chestnut St. 
Porter Rd. 
33 Morton St. 
8 Maple Ave. 
YMCA Secretary 34i/ 2 Summer St. 



Trustee 

Gas Sta. Oper. 

Salesman 

Jeweler 

Salesman 

Food Broker 

Retired 

Farmer 

Operator 



14 Cabot Rd. 

Haggetts Pond Rd. 

161 Lowell St. 

9 Wolcott Ave. 

12 Canterbury St. 

5 Stratford Rd. 

41 School St. 

High Plain Rd. 

9 Tewksbury St. 



Vice Pres. Ins. Co. 9 Punchard Ave. 



Retired 
Painter 
Machinist 
Funeral Director 
Textile Worker 
News Editor 
Ins. Agent 



15 High St. 

Bailey Rd. 

Lincoln St. 

383 No. Main St. 

13 Maple Ave. 

71 Elm St. 

Main St. 



Consultant Eng. 18 Cheever Circle 
Artist Salem St. 

Ins. Adjuster 83 Maple Ave. 

Chemist 100 Burnham Rd. 

Electrical Dealer 100 Elm St. 

Fireman 19 Bartlett St. 

Guard 6 Liberty St. 

Laborer River St., B.V. 



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Collins, Andrew 
Collins, William F. 
Cookson, Francis R. 
Coutts, David L. 
Curtis, Albert E. 
Cutler, Granville K. 
Dalton, Charles F. 
Darby, James J. 
Denoncourt, Roland 
Disbrow, Walter A. 
Doherty, James D. 
Doherty, William A. 
Douglas, Richard S. 
Draper, Ralph 
Driscoll, John J. 
Drolet, Henry E. 
Eastman, Floyd W. 
Easton, Craig B. 
Erhardt, Frederick A. 
Flaherty, John L. 
Fleming, Edward H., Jr. 
Flint, Edwin M. 
Forbes, David A. 
Friel, John A. 
Gilliard, Frederick W. 
Gilman, William M. 
Glines, Arthur B. 
Gordon, Walter N. 
Greenhow, John M. 
Haigh, William H. 
Hall, Arthur W. 
Hannan, Laurence J. 
Henderson, Alexander 
Holt, Carl J. 
Holt, Percy R. 
Howe, Guy B., Jr. 
Jackson, Arthur R. 
Johnson, Leonard P. 
Jones, Arthur W. 
Judge, Homer G. 



Manager 18 Wolcott Ave. 
Rigger 18 Washington Ave. 

Photographer 123 Main St. 

Printer 2 Florence St. 

Banker Dascomb Rd. 

Dyer 99 Shawsheen Rd. 

Druggist 70 Chestnut St. 

Plant Foreman 125 Main St. 

Chauffeur 93 Abbot St. 

Operative Chandler Rd. 

Insurance 21 Harding St. 

Insurance 21 Harding St. 

Bank Clerk 18 Morton St. 

Mechanical Eng. 27 Bartlet St. 

Storekeeper 36 Summer St. 

Real Estate Lowell St, 

Clerk 83 Chestnut St. 

Labor Organizer 36 Walnut Ave. 

Salesman 66 Park St. 

Personnel Man 42 Enmore St. 

Painter 37 Maple Ave. 

Farmer Pleasant St. 

Janitor 1 Sweeney Ct. 

Ins. Agent 89 Chestnut St. 

Printer 28 Chestnut St. 

Student Lowell St 

Electrician 63 Bartlet St^ 
Maintenance Man 47 Union St, 

Retired 124 Main St 

Clerk 34 Washington Ave. 

Instrument Eng. 10 Walnut Ave. 

Foreman 63 High St. 

Carpenter Argilla Rd. 

Veteran 2 Whittier Ct. 

Clerk 6 Morton St. 
Service Mgr. 76 Clark Rd., B.V. 

Janitor 221 So. Main St. 

Engineer 22 York St 

Clerk 98 Main St. 

Carpenter 85 Summer St. 



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Killam, Horace N. 
Killorin, Karl 
Knipe, Wilson, Jr. 
Krinsky, Morris 
Kyle, William F. 
Lakin, Irvin H. 
Lamb, Ernest R. 
Lewis, George 0. 
Livingston, Harold S. 
Lord, Wilfred 
MacDonald, David 
MacLeish, Norman K. 
Marcelle, Arthur J. 
McDonald, William L. 
McGhie, Gavin H. 
Mears, Lewis N. 
Mill, Victor J., Jr. 
Milne, David 
Morehouse, W. Ray 
Morse, H. Allison 
Mosher, James R. 
Murray, John M. 
Nason, Harry C. 
Nelligan, Francis A. 
Nowell, Frederick N. 
Noyes, John L. 
Otis, Herbert H. 
Petrie, George B. 
Perkins, Henry F. 
Petty, Frank R. 
Pike, Walter E. 
Pike, Walter N. 
Poland, William 
Polgreen, John A. 
Pomeroy, Llewellyn D. 
Regan, Charles D. 
Remington, J. Augustus 
Remmes, Joseph T. 
Ripley, Philip F. 
Robb, James G. 



Musician 

Real Estate 

Clerk 

Junk Dealer 

Clerk 

Retired 

Chauffeur 

Machinist 

Florist 



Porter Rd. 

Geneva Rd. 

1 Stratford Rd. 

41 Elm St. 

75 Elm St, 

22 Clark Rd., B.V. 

105 Elm St. 

41 Carmel Rd. 

107 Abbot St. 



Superintendent 23 Wolcott Ave. 

Operative 1 Upland Rd. 

Ass't Supt. 28 ShawsheenRd. 

Plant Clerk 32 Park St, 

Auditor Railroad St. 

R.R. Fireman 72 Clark Rd. 

Clerk Andover St., B.V. 

Manufacturer 14 Cedar Rd. 

Laborer 20 Cuba St. 

Service Mgr. 124 Chestnut St. 

Salesman 27 Summer St. 

Clerk 78 Haverhill St. 

Gas Station Prop. 61 Pine St. 

Carpenter 3 River St., B.V. 

Compositor 9 Carmel Rd. 

Property Mgr. 63 Chestnut St, 

Farmer Lovejoy Rd. 

Insurance 70 Summer St. 

Janitor 6 Chickering Ct. 

Engineer 46 Walnut Ave. 

Bank Clerk Center St., B.V. 

Guard Lowell St. 

Coremaker 28 Avon St. 

Clerk 37 High St. 

Insurance 39 1 -? Summer St. 

Electrician Foster Pond 
Gas Station Mgr. 36 Summer St. 

Agent 354 No. Main St. 

Electrician Woodland Rd. 

Retired 7 Abbot St. 

Rubber Worker 94 No. Main St. 



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Robbins, Ralph I. 
Rockwell, Henry D., Jr. 
Shaw, Irving R. 
Sherry, Frank R. 
Sime, David C. 
Sjostrom, Ivar, Jr. 
Smith, Frederick H. 
Southworth, Irving 
Spinney, Charles H. 
Stedman, Herbert D. 
Steinert, Arthur E. 
Stevens, Carl H. 
Stevens, Clinton H. 
Stopford, William W. 
Sullivan, Augustino P. 
Sutton, Harry 
Sutton, Robert H. 
Thompson, Lester M. 
Thomson, Philip W. 
Todd, Henry 
Trumbull, Samuel B. 
Walker, James 
Ward, Roswell E. 
Warhurst, Norman 
Weeks, Eugene M. 
West, Archibald L. 
Wetterberg, Carl A. 
White, Peter 
Whiteway, Hayward G. 
Whittemore, Peter B. 
Zecchini, John A. 



Machine Desig. 

Carder 

Wool Sorter 401 

Pattern Mkr. 247 

Tree Dept. 

Organist 

Real Estate 

Retired 

Machinist 

Florist 

Contractor 

Retired 

Accountant 

Operative 

Accountant 

Artist 

Candy Maker 

Salesman 

Trustee 

Retired 

Real Estate 

Retired 

Salesman 

Salesman 

Clerk 

Electrician 

Mill Worker 

Farmer 

Carpenter 

Bank Teller 

Bar Tender 



55 Red Spring Rd. 

47 Cuba St. 

Andover St., B.V. 

Andover St., B.V. 

48 Stevens St. 

84 Main St. 

86 Main St. 

34 School St. 

97 Chestnut St. 

78 Lowell St. 

1 Union St. 

High Plain Rd. 

72 Morton St. 

79 Chestnut St. 

34 Essex St. 

Porter Rd. 

119 Chestnut St. 

Chandler Rd. 

36 Central St. 

60 Poor St. 

130 Main St. 

2 Arundel St. 

2 Brechin Terr. 

18 Riverina Rd. 

30 Chestnut St. 

74 Lowell St. 

53 Summer St. 

So. Main St. 

3 Ferndale Ave. 

122 Chestnut St. 

County Rd. 



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Trustees and Staff of 
Memorial Hall Library 



CAROLINE P. LEAVITT LEO F. DALEY 

WINSOR GALE ARTHUR W. REYNOLDS 

E. DEAN WALEN WILLIAM N. PERRY 

ALAN R. BLACKMER 

Chairman 
WINSOR GALE 

Secretary 
WILLIAM N. PERRY 

Treasurer 
ARTHUR W. REYNOLDS 

Librarian 
MIRIAM PUTNAM 

MARGARET D. MANNING, Assistant Librarian, in 
charge, Circulation and Reference 

MARGARET LANE, Children's and Young People's Li- 
brarian 

MARY F. ZECCHINI, Catalog Librarian 

ELEANORE G. BLISS, Circulation Assistant* 

MARIAN A. DIMLICH, Clerical Assistant 

M. ETHEL ZINK, Branch Librarian, Ballard Vale 

Janitor 
ARCHIBALD D. MACLAREN 
* Part-time 

138 



The Memorial Hall Library Looks at Library Use 
and Library Users 

As another library annual report looms on the horizon, 
it is perhaps salutary to consider to what extent annual 
reports in general are read beyond the circle of those who 
might be expected to be most interested in them. Perhaps, 
too, it would be well to consider for whom they should be 
written. It seems almost like bringing coals to Newcastle 
to direct an annual report at people who already use the 
library and who can or should be expected to know what it 
has to offer. Experience shows, though, that even invet- 
erate users do not always know the extent of library 
services available to them. It would seem wisdom then 
to direct the library at those people in the community who 
are not now library users and so to arouse their curiosity 
and interest that another year will find some of them at 
least within the library fold. 

Probably it can be assumed that the Memorial Hall Li- 
brary is known to a majority of Andover citizens, some of 
whom, for a variety of reasons, have not yet gotten around 
to using it. A Gallup poll has discovered some of the rea- 
sons why people do not use public libraries and if a similar 
poll were taken right here in Andover, without doubt, the 
same reasons would be given : lack of time ; distance from 
the library; dislike of books and reading; dependence upon 
other sources, rental libraries, bookshops ; inadequacy of the 
library for their needs. 

Of the questions which public libraries ask again and 
again none crops up with more regularity than the question 
how to reach a larger proportion of the community. Most 
libraries seem to feel that the number of people allergic to 
books and reading is comparatively small and that actually 
there must be many people waiting and eager to make use 
of the library if the right approach could be made. How- 
ever, on this point, it is well to remember that many more 
people are touched by the Memorial Hall Library and its 
services and any other library than cold figures would at 
first indicate. Probably a large share of Andover families 
are served through at least one member of the family. What 

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is needed perhaps is a more wide-spread knowledge of li- 
brary facilities. A round table discussion with library users, 
staff members, non-users, board members all sitting down 
together to talk things out might prove a good educational 
instrument. 

Who uses the public library in Andover? How many 
people are registered borrowers ? Are they a representative 
group? It is relatively easy to answer all these questions 
as a complete reregistration of all adult borrowers was 
undertaken last year. At the end of the year almost 2600 
adults and young people found an opportunity to reregis- 
ter, certainly a very sizable and substantial number. This 
does not include the some 1300 boys and girls who are card 
holders in the Young People's Library. An analysis of 
library users made fairly early in the year showed that, 
outside of housewives and students, large groups in ^hem- 
selves, borrowers are engaged in more than 100 different 
occupations. There is variety in the ages of the people who 
use the library for if we consider the whole number, young 
and old, literally it can be said that the library serves men 
from the cradle to the grave. When it comes to geographical 
representation, it is much less wide since people tend to use 
the library in larger numbers the nearer they are to it. 
Women outnumbered men in the 'total score although the 
ratio is not too disproportionate. It is well known that 
women with more leisure borrow books for the whole fam- 
ily. 

What did these approximately 2600 adults and 1300 boys 
and girls find when they came to the library? They found 
at their command a book stock of more than 40,000 circu- 
lating books ; a reference collection containing an adequate 
supply of books basic to good reference service ; more than 
100 current periodicals; eight local and national newspa- 
pers ; hundreds of up-to-date pamphlets on many subjects ; 
and a small but growing collection of musical recordings. 
They had access also to the 2471 books added to the library 
during the year: best sellers, recreational fiction and non- 
fiction, the best of the books for boys and girls, and the more 
useful and important books in various subject fields. The 
housewife, the student, the high school gang, the profes- 

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sional man or woman, the industrial worker, the business 
man all could have found books to their tastes whether about 
"jive" or the United Nations. 

Many library users came to the library with definite ideas 
of what they wanted ; many others sought information and 
reading aid from the library staff. Reading lists were com- 
piled for individuals and groups; of particular popularity 
was the book list MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY. Not 
all library friends were as vocal as one young man who 
claimed that the radio books which he had borrowed had 
been worth $200 to him since they enabled him to pass a 
radio examination. If all the ways in which the library 
served were not always so readily converted into dollars 
and cents, the fact remains that people found in books of 
whatever kind they borrowed, the means to make life hap- 
pier and more effective, and to make the everyday job more 
interesting. 

More than 105,000 books were borrowed through the main 
library, the school deposits and the Ballardvale Branch 
Library last year. If laid end to end these books would 
reach the vicinity of Stoneham, a picturesque bit of infor- 
mation which otherwise may have little validity. The aver- 
age adult library user, who exists only for comparative pur- 
poses, borrowed for home use in 1947, to say nothing of the 
books and magazines he may have consulted in the library 
itself, about twenty-eight books, which at current prices 
meant about $100 worth of books. Not a bad return on his 
initial investment of $2.12, his share of library costs ! Actu- 
ally many people borrow far more than twenty-eight books 
a year ; some so many that it would be difficult to compute 
the return on their investment. Boys and girls borrowed 
on an average of twenty-six books but since books for boys 
and girls tend to cost less the total value of the books bor- 
rowed amounted to but about $52. 

No day goes by without a number of telephone requests 
for assistance so that actually, within limits, the library 
and its resources are brought within people's reach with 
little exertion on their part. No record was kept of the 
total number of requests for information made in 1947. The 
library staff is well aware, however, that much of the time 

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the Andover community, young and old, is on information 
bent. What are some of the questions that were asked? A 
few must suffice : 

Have you civil service examinations for postal clerks ? 

What is the hourly minimum wage for a counterman in a 
luncheonette ? 

How can I find out how to put a new product on the mar- 
ket? 

Is there a book which will show how to mount a trout? 

Have you material which shows how people arrive at pres- 
tige values? 

Which encyclopedia do you recommend for children? 

Have you civil service examinations for postal clerks? 

Has the library books on training and judging fox hounds ? 

What material is there on setting up an industrial safety 
program ? 

Have you a Christmas story, about twenty minutes in 
length, suitable for a women's church group? 

Have you books that show how to write letters of appli- 
cation ? 

What magazines are there in the gift shop trade? 

Questions on marketing products, on minimum wage, in- 
volving statistics and the like were answered by consult- 
ing the library's small business collection. Business men 
can find at the library such reference tools, to name a few 
most recently added, as the 1948 Directory of New England 
Manufacturers, Modern Plastics Encyclopedia, Industrial 
Market Data Book, Electronics Buyers' Guide Issue, Com- 
merce Clearing House Federal Tax Guide, and Labor Law 
Guide. For up-to-the-minute material there are weekly and 
monthly periodicals like Barron's Weekly, Forbes, Editor 
and Publisher, American Builder, Survey of Current Busi- 
ness, Advertising and Selling and current government bul- 
letins and publications and miscellaneous pamphlets. 

Activities of the year, of interest to men and women who 
find stimulus in shared ideas or group participation in- 
cluded: two discussion meetings, one on Labor, the other 
on the Good Neighbor Policy ; three extension courses, Con- 

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versational Spanish, Planning and Developing the Home 
Grounds, Tray Painting; a series of four discussion meet- 
ings on various phases of public education, co-sponsored by 
the League of Women Voters and the Library; a talk on 
Color and Design in the Modern Home, at the Ballardvale 
Branch Library; and the annual Open House, with the 
artist Allan R. Crite as the speaker. A different type of dis- 
cussion meeting is planned for early 1948 when, under the 
leadership of Alston Chase of the Phillips Faculty a group 
will read and discuss Thucydides' History of the Pelopon- 
nesian War. Now that the library owns a Bell and Howell 
moving picture projector, series of educational 16 mm film 
programs can be arranged. 

The Memorial Hall Library comes into many an Andover 
liome through the boys and girls who use the Young Peo- 
ple's Library and who take much pleasure in its program 
of activities. As one little girl said recently: "I think it's 
fun to have a library to come to." That is the kind of library 
the Memorial Hall Library hopes it is — a place for adults 
and children that is fun to come to. 

33,777 books were issued to boys and girls through the 
Young People's Library, the Ballardvale Branch Library 
and the school deposits. Of these 20,810 were circulated 
from the Young People's Library. 6,758 books were sent 
out in classroom collections ; 129 story and movie hours were 
held, reaching an approximate total of 4749 boys and girls. 
85 of these story hours were held at the schools; 31 at the 
library; 11 at the summer playgrounds; 8 were pre-school 
story hours at the library. A book week contest for boys 
and girls from the fourth to the ninth grades was almost 
too successful with about 200 boys and girls participating. 
A tea for elementary school teachers this same week pro- 
vided the library with an opportunity to display curriculum 
materials, book and visual, interesting and useful to them. 
Revealing as these statistics are, a better way to test the 
success of the children's program would be to visit the li- 
brary on any busy afternoon or better still, ask any boy or 
girl who uses the library regularly how he or she enjoys it ! 

"Teen-agers," too, in large numbers, used the library last 
year and it was apparent that they found it a pleasant place 

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whether they came for school assignments, pleasure reading, 
or meeting a date ! While they made mixed use of the library, 
it would be unfair to leave the impression that it was on the 
frivolous side. The way in which 10th graders followed 
through problems assigned them in the course of library 
lessons at the library and the business-like and thorough 
manner in which many young people tackled school assign- 
ments, book reports, special problems, showed that they can 
make excellent use of library resources. 

Anything can happen in the library — almost! Certainly 
the discovery that the library was the possessor of a rare 
piece of Lincolniana in the crayon portrait of Lincoln, done 
by Charles Alfred Barry, seems to bear out that possibility. 
It was fitting, since print is the library's chief business, 
that discovery should have come through the chance read- 
ing of the February 12th issue of the Christian Science 
Monitor, which ran a feature about the Barry portrait and 
described it as probably lost. It was far from lost and 
hanging on the walls of the library reading room where 
it had hung for the last thirty-five years ! 

Quite often someone will come into the library and say: 
"This is the first time I've used the library in twenty 
years" or "I've lived in Andover all my life and this is the 
first time I've been in the library." What made them come 
this time? Sometimes there is a very definite reason but 
more often there is suddenly a real if not always articulated 
need for something which the library can give. This makes 
the library a little more hopeful that little by little, it will 
reach at some time or other, some of the people, who, up to 
now, have been impervious to its charms. Not all people 
need the library all the time; some do; others can make 
more effective occasional use of it; yet there would seem 
to be hardly anybody who could not find, at least a few times 
in his life, something of value here. 

A dull, unattractive building, a meagre and inadequate 
book collection, a disinterested and unfriendly staff, would 
certainly draw none but the undefatigable. However, the 
Memorial Hall Library is attractive, particularly now that 
its interior face has been almost completely lifted ; it has a 
fine collection of books ; it has an interested and enthusiastic 

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staff; it should draw within its orbit an increasingly large 
number of Andoverians, young and old. 

A note of sadness must be injected into the report at this 
point. The whole community is the poorer for the passing 
of Henry G. Tyer and the library particularly feels his loss 
since he had been a devoted library friend and a faithful and 
effective board member over many years. E. Dean Walen 
was appointed to fill the vacancy on the board occasioned 
by his death. 

The Memorial Hall Library is much more, of course, than 
the statistics and services which have been enumerated and 
reported. It has a central purpose and objectives which 
these services are simply carrying out. A pretty good defi- 
nition of what this central purpose might be was given by 
a pioneer librarian many years ago when she described the 
function of the library to be the "development and enrich- 
ment of human life by bringing to all the people the books 
that belong to them." 

The ingredients which go to making up an effective 
library are an interested community, a far-seeing library 
board and a devoted and intelligent library staff. If the 
Memorial Hall Library has had a modicum of success, it is 
because it has this combination in good supply. 



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Memorial Hall Library 

1947 STATISTICS OF LIBRARY USE 



BOOK STOCK 

Adult Juvenile Total 

Volumes at beginning of year 34,312 8,159 42,471 

Volumes added by purchase 1,510 778 2,288 

Volumes added by gift 152 32 184 

Volumes lost or withdrawn 1,212 418 1,630 

Lost volumes found 3 — 3 



Total volumes at end of year 34,765 8,551 43,316 

Newspapers and periodicals currently received 118 

Periodicals received as gifts 21 

USE 

Volumes % of total circ. 

Volumes of adult fiction loaned 44,851 42.5 

Volumes of adult non-fiction loaned 25,293 24. 

♦Number of children's books loaned 33,706 32. 
No. of adult records loaned 1,461 1 

No. of children's records loaned 71 \ 1.5 



Total number of books, records, 

etc. loaned 105,382 

REGISTRATION 

Adult Juvenile Total 
♦♦Borrowers registered during 

year 2,563 244 2,807 

Total number of regis- 
tered borrowers 2,534 1,321 3,855 
Circulation per capita (based on 1945 

census figures) 8.8 

♦Includes recorded school use of 9,991. 
(Teachers also report further use, not included in the 
above, of 13,772.) 
♦♦Complete adult reregistration, January, 1947. 

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Board of Public Works 



Andover, Mass. 

January 22, 1948. 

The Board of Public Works voted to adopt the following 
report of the Superintendent as its report for 1947 with 
recommendations for 1948. 

Sidney P. White, Chairman 
Sanborn A. Caldwell, Secretary 
Edward A. Doyle 
Fred W. Doyle 
John H. Kelly 



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Superintendent's Report 



To the Board of Public Works: 

Gentlemen : 

The major activities and developments in the Highway, 
Water, Sewer and Park Departments during the year which 
ended December 31, 1947 were as follows: 

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

The following table shows the snowfall for the year 1947 : 
January 3.75 Inches 

February 8.20 Inches 

March 1.70 Inches 

April 3.00 Inches 

November 1.00 Inches 

December 40.50 Inches 



Total 58.15 Inches 

During the early part of the year the snowfall was very 
light but during the month of December a total of 40.50 
inches fell, which was over twice as much snowfall as dur- 
ing the remainder of the year. During one of the Decem- 
ber storms we were fortunate in having a number of out- 
side trucks and tractors equipped with bulldozers and plows 
to assist in the work. This heavy snowstorm was accompa- 
nied by heavy winds which caused drifting especially in 
outlying districts. 

Application of salt for removal of snow and ice on roads 
was used more freely than formerly, thirty tons having been 
purchased for this purpose. 

A "Mack" truck, a "D-6 Caterpillar" tractor and a new 
"Diamond T" truck purchased this year proved most satis- 
factory especially during snowstorms. 

A sand belt conveyor purchased at a cost of six hundred 
and twenty-five ($625.00) dollars for the purpose of loading 
sand into the trucks at the yard expedited sanding opera- 
tions in the winter. 

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A "Frink" sand spreader was purchased at a cost of seven 
hundred and thirty-five ($735.00) dollars to be used on the 
"Mack" truck. 

Additional snow fence was purchased and erected. 

A street sweeper was purchased which was received too 
late in 1947 to assist in spring street cleaning and prep- 
aration of the road surface for tarvia retreading but should 
prove of much value in 1948. Five thousand dollars were 
appropriated under Article 21 of the 1946 Warrant and the 
cost was $4,675.25 leaving a balance of $324.75. 

The following roads were treated with "Tarvia Retread" : 
Woburn Street, High Street, B.V., Chester Street, Oak 
Street, Dascomb Road, Clark Road, Lowell Junction Road, 
Marland Street, Rattlesnake Hill Road, Argilla Road, Torr 
Street, Phillips Street, Hidden Road, Sunset Rock Road, Ban- 
croft Road, Holt Road, Gardner Avenue, Woodland Road, 
Appletree Lane, Stonehedge Road, Porter Road, Salem 
Street, Burnham Road, Dufton Road, Sherbourne Street, 
Corbett Street, Magnolia Avenue, Poor Street, Kenilworth 
Street, Canterbury Street, Pleasant Street, Boutwell Road, 
Gleason Street, Osgood Street, Blanchard Street, Upland 
Road, Whittier Court, Johnson Read, Railroad Street, Elm 
Street, Essex Street and sections of Abbot Street, Tewksbury 
Street, River Street, Ballardvale Road, Red Spring Road, 
Wildwood Road, Highland Road, Gould Road, Reservation 
Road, High Plain Road, Chandler Road, Brundrett Avenue, 
Greenwood Road, Summer Street, Chestnut Street, High 
Street, Walnut Avenue, Harding Street, Central Street, 
Shawsheen Road and Stevens Street. 

Under Article 19 "Tarvia D" sidewalks were constructed 
on the easterly side of River Street, B. V. from the stairs 
leading to the Catholic Church to a point in front of the 
property of Mr. Peter Quinn; Abbot Street westerly side 
from the existing sidewalk southerly to the driveway of 
Mrs. Mabel R. Dunnells; Essex Street northerly side from 
Main Street to Railroad Street; Harding Street both sides 
from the Railroad bridge to Main Street; the section be- 
tween the road and sidewalk on High Street both sides from 
Elm Street to a point beyond the property of Mr. James S. 
Goodwin; and sections of Park Street, Whittier Street and 

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Locke Street. The construction of the sidewalk on Abbot 
Street now makes it possible to walk the entire length to the 
cemetery on a hard-surfaced sidewalk which should be bene- 
ficial to many people. 

Five thousand dollars were appropriated for the above 
work and $4,504.74 were spent leaving a balance of S495.26. 

In the spring of the year Spring Grove Road was re- 
surfaced with gravel and shaped up. 

An appropriation of $1,200.00 was raised under Article 
18 to purchase a new car for the Superintendent. A Plym- 
outh Coupe was purchased for a price of Si. 142. 80 leaving a 
balance of $57.20. The turn-in value of the old Plymouth 
was part of the purchase price of the new car. 

Under Article 20 a new Diamond T-3%-ton truck was 
purchased. Four thousand dollars were appropriated and 
together with the turn-in value of an old Ford truck, the 
cost was $3,982.72 leaving a balance of $17.28. 

In conjunction with Chapter 90 Maintenance work, sec- 
tions of Lowell Street and sections of River Road were given 
an application of cut-back asphalt and pea stone. The joints 
in the cement roads on Main Street were filled with a "Ge- 
nasco" joint filler. To do this work in conjunction with the 
money allocated by the State, $3,000.00 were appropriated 
under Article 17. Of this money 82,691.26 were spent leav- 
ing a balance of $308.74. 

Under Article 21, $1,100.00 were appropriated to build 
a stone wall in the vicinity of the Sweeney property on Cen- 
tral Street in the way of Rogers Brook and to point the 
stone wall in the vicinity of the Coleman property also in 
the way of Rogers Brook. Only 8372.68 of the SI, 100.00 
were spent and only part of the work was accomplished. 

Forty-five hundred dollars were appropriate under Ar- 
ticle 23 to build a cement block garage at the bottom of 
Lewis Street. The garage is still under construction and 
will make an ideal place to house two of our large units. 

A poor drainage condition on Lowell Street near the prop- 
erty of Mr. Norman Morgan was corrected by laying a 
fifteen-inch reinforced concrete pipe from the side of Low- 
ell Street 212 feet to a brook which runs through Morgan's 
property parallel to Lowell Street. 

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Included in this work was the building of a large catch basin' 
on the northerly side of Lowell Street. The total appropri- 
ation for this work was $750.00 under Article 25 and the 
amount spent was $534.80 leaving a balance of $215.20. 

The vertical iron grating which protected the opening of 
the six-foot culvert pipe which conducts Rogers Brook un- 
der Brook Street has been replaced with a stronger set of 
bars and sloped up the brook for the purpose of aiding in 
the removal of any material that might be deposited there. 

Under Article 38 the Town authorized the erection of a 
retaining wall on Green Street near the corner of Dartmouth 
Road. One thousand four hundred and fifty dollars were ap- 
propriated and the following bids were received : 
Frank G. McCarthy $1,164.00 

Mercier and Gaudet 2,035.00 

The bid of Frank G. McCarthy was accepted and the wall 
was constructed at a cost of $1,328.68. 

Under Article 26, $2,500.00 were appropriated to widen 
Shawsheen Road from Essex Street to Cuba Street. Labor 
was not available to do this work this year. 

Out of Article 2 of the Special Town Meeting held Decem- 
ber 17, 1945, amounting to $35,000.00 two pieces of equip- 
ment have been purchased namely, a "Mack" truck and a 
"D-6" Caterpillar tractor, both equipped with snow re- 
moval equipment. The "Mack" truck cost $11,704.49 and 
the "D-6", $11,272.81 amounting to $22,977.30. This leaves 
a balance of $12,022.70 to pay for the Austin & Western 
"99-H" grader, delivery of which is expected about Febru- 
ary 1, 1948. 

To provide for adequate Highway Maintenance for 1948 
we recommend an appropriation of $49,458.00. 

TRUCKS, GARAGE AND REPAIR SHOP 
MAINTENANCE 

To provide for adequate Trucks, Garage and Repair Shop 
Maintenance for 1948, we recommend an appropriation of 
$9,650.00. 

WATER DEPARTMENT 

Seven hundred and sixty-seven feet of six-inch cement 

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lined iron pipe were installed on County Road from South 
Main Street to the dead end on County Road. The installa- 
tion of this pipe not only does away with a dead end but 
makes it possible to supply the lower end of South Main 
Street with water in case there is a leak between Rattle- 
snake Hill Road and County Road on South Main Street. 
Twenty-six hundred and fifty dollars were appropriated 
under Article 41 for this work and two thousand twenty- 
seven dollars and forty-one cents were expended leaving a 
balance of $622.59. For the digging of this work, the fol- 
lowing bids were received : 

L. C. Cyr 40c per lineal foot 

Lewis & Scott 47 ^c per lineal foot 

Central Const. Co. 55c per lineal foot 

L. C. Cyr was granted the contract at 40c per foot. 

The six-inch w T ater line on Railroad Street was extended 
a distance of 370 feet with cement lined cast iron pipe. The 
trench excavation was done by Lewis & Scott Co. Installa- 
tion of pipe by B.P.W. employees and entire cost was met 
by the Wilson Transite Cement Mix Company which is con- 
structing a "Ready-Mix" Concrete Plant at this point. 

The six-inch water main on Tewksbury Street was ex- 
tended a distance of 101 feet so as to make it possible to 
supply water to Mr. Charles Proulx who has built a house 
at this point. 

Under Article 5, twelve thousand dollars were appropri- 
ated to install a new pump intake suction pipe at the Hag- 
getts Pond Pumping Station. The materials have been or- 
dered and we expect to receive them by the middle of 1948 
when the work will be started. 

The boiler feed pump at the Haggetts Pond Pumping 
Station was repaired by the Warren Steam Pump Co., Inc. 
of Massachusetts at a price of $109.88. 

The following bids were received to paint the trimmings 
at the Haggetts Pond Pumping Station : 

Brouillard Brothers $179.00 

Louis Di Stefani 186.00 

John Schemer 187.00 

It was voted to grant the work to the lowest bidder. 

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Brouillard Brothers were also given the job to paint the 
engineer's house at the Haggetts Pond Pumping Station at 
a price of $341.00. 

Mr. Alfred J. Frisch resigned as assistant engineer at the 
Haggetts Pond Pumping Station and Mr. George E. Har- 
rington was hired to take his place. 

During 1947, 469,364,000 gallons of water were pumped 
at the Haggetts Pond Pumping Station, a daily average of 
1,285,929 gallons. The steam turbine was in operation 4863 
hours and 32 minutes and the electric pump 887 hours and 
10 minutes making a daily average of 15 hours and 45 min- 
utes. 

To provide for adequate expenditure in the Water Depart- 
ment during 1948, we recommend an appropriation of 
$43,098.00. 



Services in use January 1, 1948 
Meters in use January 1, 1948 

RECEIPTS 

Water Rates 
Water Construction 


2862 
2832 

$59,170.09 
1,122.62 



Paid to Town Treasurer $60,292.71 

COMPARATIVE STATISTICS AS OF JANUARY 1, 1948 









Cost per 


Mil. Gals. 








Net Cost 










Miles 


Year 


of 
Mainten- 


Cost of 
Pumping 


by total 
Mainten- 


by cost 
of 


Gallons 
Pumped 


of 

Main 




ance 




ance 


Pumping 




Pipe 


1937 


28,358.32 


♦15,113.06 


71.04 


*37.86 


399,170,000 


76.58 


1938 


28,371.42 


♦14,429.22 


75.45 


*38.37 


376,011,000 


77.14 


1939 


27,830.64 


*14,640.99 


63.87 


♦33.60 


435,725,000 


78.78 


1940 


27,799.18 


♦15,256.13 


67.04 


♦37.79 


414,653,000 


79.89 


1941 


27,796.08 


* 17,494.91 


56.81 


♦35.76 


489,287,000 


80.63 


1942 


30,859.93 


*18,211.08 


74.13 


♦43.75 


416,314,000 


80.77 


1943 


33,418.32 


♦19,387.57 


85.53 


♦49.62 


390,688,000 


80.77 


1944 


38,043.35 


*20,658.91 


89.48 


♦48.59 


425,152,000 


80.77 


1945 


43,148.15 


♦21,916.43 


106.30 


♦53.99 


405,883,000 


84.90 


1946 


47,857.73 


♦22,634.40 


107.86 


♦51.0:2 


443,692,000 


88.64 


1947 


47,200.50 


*19,587.05 


100.56 


♦41.73 


469,364,000 


88.87 



♦ Cost at both stations. 



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SEWER DEPARTMENT 
(For Sewer Construction see Engineer's Report) 
To provide for adequate Sewer Maintenance and Con- 
struction for 1948, we recommend an appropriation of 
$5,680.00. 

PARK DEPARTMENT 

Under Article 27, $1,500.00 were appropriated to improve 
the Ballardvale Playground on Andover Street, opposite the 
Fire Station. To date, $835.93 have been spent and the 
work is partially completed. The area has been regraded 
with loam, rolled and planted with grass seed. The small 
building on the lot has yet to be raised to the new grade and 
an additional portion to be regraded. 

To provide for adequate Park Maintenance for 1948, we 
recommend an appropriation of $4,600.00. 

A new Budgetary Account has been proposed and is to 
be known as "Administrative, Supervision and Office Ex- 
pense." This account will include salaries, wages and office 
expense which heretofore have been charged to existing 
departments as Highway, Park, Sewer and Water Depart- 
ments. 

To provide for this account from Town Meeting date 
(March 8) to December 31, 1948, we recommend an appro- 
priation of $12,000.00. 

Town Engineer, Mr. C. T. Gilliard, has given timely as- 
sistance in all departments aside from serving as engineer 
on special construction projects, and in this manner saved 
considerable expense which would be entailed if the Depart- 
ment had hired an outside engineer. 

LIGHTING COMMITTEE 
Lights Requested and Installed During 1947 





No. 


Size 


Date 


Date 


Location 


Lights 


Lights 


Authorized 


Installed 


Sweeney Court 


1 


1000 L. 


5/21/46 


10/14/47 


Foster Circle 


1 


1000 L. 


12/ 4/46 


10/14/47 


Lowell Junction 


14 


1000 L. 


3/26/46 


8/16/47 


Andover Street 


12 


1000 L. 


9/ 7/45 


4/ 1/47 



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Salem Street 14 

Clark Road 1 

Andover Playstead 1 

High Street 1 

Lowell Street 2 
Park at High School 2 

Abbot Street 1 

Chestnut Street 2 

Lowell Street 15 



1000 L. 
1000 L. 
1000 L. 
1000 L. 
1000 L. 
1000 L. 
1000 to 2500 L. 
2500 L. 
1000 L. 



Central Street Change of location 



10/23/45 
9/ 7/45 
7/16/46 
9/23/46 

4/ 3/47 

6/ 4/46 

12/ 4/46 

10/28/47 

8/ 1/45 

10/28/47 



Cost for Above Lights 
64—1000 L. units @ $18 per year 
2—2500 L. units @ $35 per year 
1—1000 L. increased to 2500 L. @ $17 per year 
additional cost 
Total Additional Cost per Year 



5/13/47 

4/ 1/47 

9/13/47 

9/21/47 

9/ 9/47 

9/20/47 

2/18/47 

Not Comp. 

13-7/10/47 

Not Comp. 



$1,152.00 
70.00 
17.00 

1,239.00 



To provide for adequate lighting for 1948, we recommend 
an appropriation of $20,500.00. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Edward R. Lawson, Superintendent 



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Engineer's Report 



To the Board of Public Works: 
Gentlemen : 

A large part of the engineering work of the Board of 
Public Works during the year 1947 was that with regards 
to the sewer main installations under Article 6 of the 1947 
Warrant. 

Installed were nine hundred and forty-one (941) feet of 
six-inch sewer pipe on the southerly end of Pine Street ; five 
hundred and forty-four (544) feet of eight-inch sewer pipe 
and one hundred and ninety-four (194) feet of six-inch sew- 
er pipe on the northerly end of Pine Street ; fourteen hundred 
and sixty-five (1465) feet of eight-inch sewer pipe on Elm 
Street from the main sewer trunk line which runs through 
the Burton property across High Street to Enmore Street, 
to a point opposite Cheever Circle and thirteen hundred and 
ninety (1390) feet of ten-inch sewer pipe from the bottom 
of Fletcher Street through the properties of Mr. Melvin R. 
Richards, Miss Mary A. Collins, Mrs. Katherine W. Sulli- 
van, Mr. 0. Wilton Tompkins, Mrs. Margaret V. Demers, 
Mr. Otto E. Steinert and the Andover-Shawsheen Realty 
Company, to an existing sewer manhole at the bottom of 
Kenilworth Street near Riverina Road. Permission had to 
be received from all the abutters to cross their property be- 
fore the work started. The last installation between Fletcher 
Street and Kenilworth Street through private property con- 
ducts the sewage from Fletcher Street, Binney Street, Shep- 
ley Street and a section of Union Street, to the main sewer 
line on Riverina Road where it runs to the pump house, 
from which point it is pumped into the main discharge line 
into the Merrimac River. Heretofore, this sewage was 
dumped directly into the Shawsheen River and the Town 
had been notified on several occasions by the Massachusetts 
State Department of Public Health to divert this sewage 
from the river. This work has been finally accomplished 
and makes the Town feel as though they are on better rela- 
tions with the State, The other three sewer lines installed. 

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two on Pine Street and one on Elm Street, make it much 
easier to care for the sewage from this district. Hereto- 
fore, cesspools and septic tanks were the only means of 
handling this sewage but these methods over a period of 
years proved most unsatisfactory because of the nature of 
the soil. 

Bids were opened for the above work Monday, July 7th, 
1947 for the excavation, backfilling, laying of pipe, removal 
of ledge, building of manholes and repairing of roads as 
follows : 

Lewis & Scott $19,589.00 

John Williams 23,571.00 

Pacella Brothers 23,675.00 

Carmen Jiustino 33,737.00 

N. Cibotti 39,674.00 

The lowest bidder, Lewis and Scott, was granted the con- 
tract and started work on the 14th of July, 1947 and com- 
pleted the work October 29, 1947. The town purchased all 
materials from the following : 

Manhole frames and covers from the C. M. White Iron 
Works; B. L. McDonald Company supplied the Akron pipe; 
L. C. Cyr Company the second-hand brick, the Whittemore 
Company of Boston the joint compound and M. L. Curry Oil 
Company supplied the jute. After the completion of the 
work, a water test was made to be sure the pipes were clear. 

In addition to getting releases, designing sections of the 
above sewer installations, laying out of and supervising the 
entire job, the following work during 1947 was also ac- 
complished : 

Laid out, took elevations and drew profile of a sewer line 
on Allen Street where the sewer line was extended to the 
property of Mr. Nunzio Christaldi at the request of the 
Board of Health. 

Grades were given for sewer services for twelve houses 
especially for those that set back a considerable distance 
from the street and where there is a break from a straight 
line. 

Conferred with Warren Brothers Roads Company rela- 
tive to the amount of patching of roads necessary after the 
installation of water mains on Elm Street, Central Street 

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and Phillips Street and also inspected this work. 

A plan and specifications were drawn up for a garage that 
was built at the bottom of Lewis Street. 

Elevations were taken at the corner of Green Street and 
Dartmouth Road and a plan and specifications were drawn 
of a rustic stone wall. This work was voted to be done under 
Article 38 of the 1947 Warrant and bids were received from 
the following : 

Frank G. McCarthy $1,164.00 

Mercier and Gaudet 2,035.00 

Frank G. McCarthy, the lower bidder, was awarded the 
contract. 

Elevations were given on Abbot Street where a sidewalk 
was built and a bad drainage condition on Hall Avenue was 
checked and a plan of a section of the gutter was drawn 
and elevations marked on stakes so that hot-top could be ap- 
plied to relieve this condition. 

Plans were drawn for Mr. George Winslow, Town Clerk, 
showing locations of stop signs on Central Street, near the 
Square, etc. for the State Highway Department. 

Shawsheen Road was measured between Cuba Street and 
Essex Street relative to the widening of same to a width of 
30.0 feet. In order to get this width the curbing will have 
to be relocated the entire length on the westerly side and 
in places on the easterly side. 

At the request of the Selectmen, a plan of the land at the 
corner of Burnham Road and High Street sold to Veterans 
was drawn and divided into house lots. Stone bounds were 
also set on High Street and Burnham Road. 

Property lines were also established in front of a number 
of houses where fences were to be built and hedges planted 
at the request of owners. 

Drew one hundred (100) sketches in working books of 
the new water main installations on Lowell Street, Cutler 
Road, Reservation Road, Haggetts Pond Road, Pleasant 
Street, Central Street, Phillips Street, Elm Street and 
Chandler Road. The sketches in these books located the 
water gates in case of leaks. Also in these books were drawn 
the plans of the water installations on County Road and 
Railroad Street. 

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One hundred and thirty-eight (138) tie-in sketches for 
house services were drawn in the books and the same on the 
cards and a number of changes were also made where serv- 
ices have been renewed. 

A plan was drawn showing the right-of-way through the 
property of Mr. Norman Morgan on Lowell Street and ele- 
vations were taken and a plan was drawn so that a fifteen- 
inch reinforced concrete drain pipe could be laid to grade. 
Same was recorded at Registry of Deeds. 

The open ditch that runs between Pasho and Avon Streets 
was in existence before the properties on either streets were 
developed. Because of this, the Board of Public Works con- 
siders that the Town is under no obligation and any im- 
provements done on this ditch be done by the abutters. 

Measurements were obtained and costs for the recondi- 
tioning of a wall in the way of Rogers Brook near the Swee- 
ney property and also for the pointing of the stone wall 
along Rogers Brook near Chestnut Street, were figured. 

Worked on layout of drainage system at Shawsheen 
Heights. This work entailed getting elevations of Yale 
Road, Princeton Avenue, George Street, Dartmouth Road, 
Green Street, Sherbourne Street, and sections of Corbett 
Street and Williams Street. Elevations were also taken 
from Williams Street to the brook on the southerly side of 
the street. After the elevations were taken, plans were 
drawn and the sizes of pipe for the different streets were 
figured. The gas and sewer mains were located prior to de- 
terminating the location of the drain pipes. This information 
was instigated at the request of the Board of Public Works 
and Finance Committee to establish a cost. 

Took elevations of the area around the Shawsheen School 
at the request of the School Committee through the Board 
of Public Works where the hot-top was laid to be sure that 
the drainage would be satisfactory and also supervised this 
work. 

Stakes were driven and elevations applied when the skat- 
ing rink was being built at the Central Playstead. 

A plan of the Playstead at Ballardvale was drawn for the 
Ballardvale Playground Committee and elevations were 
given on the playgrounds where the area was regraded. 

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All information of articles for the Warrant under the peti- 
tion of the Board of Public Works was collected by the En- 
gineer and figured. 

The above is a general idea of the work accomplished in 
the Engineering Department but space would not permit 
to mention every little detail. I wish at this time to thank 
the Board of Public Works and our new Superintendent, 
Mr. Edward R. Lawson, for their able assistance. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Chas. T. Gilliard, Town Engineer. 



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WARRANT 

to either of the constables of the town of andover 

Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby re- 
quired to notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who 
are qualified to vote in Elections and Town Affairs to meet 
and assemble at the designated polling places in Precinct 
One, Two, Three, Four, Five and Six, viz : The Central 
Fire Station in Precinct One ; the Square and Compass Hall 
in Precinct Two ; the Sacred Heart School, Balmoral Street, 
Shawsheen Village in Precinct Three; the Andover Grange 
Hall in Precinct Four ; Fire Station, corner Andover Stree^ 
and Clark Road, Ballardvale in Precinct Five; and the Pea-; 
body House, Phillips Street in Precinct Six, in said Andover, 
on Monday, the first day of March, 1948 at 7 :00 o'clock A.Ml 
to act upon the following articles: > 

Article 1. To elect a Moderator for one year, a Town 
Clerk for three years, a Selectman for three years, an As-3 
sessor for three years, two members of the Board of Public 1 
Works for three years, a member of the Board of Health for 7 
three years, one member of the School Committee for three* 
years, a member of the Planning Board for five years, a> 
Trustee of Memorial Hall library for seven years, a trustee 
of Memorial Hall library for three years to fill a vacancy^ 
a trustee of Punchard Free School for one year to fill a ; 
vacancy, three Constables for one year, and all town officers' 
required by law to be elected by ballot, also to vote on the 
following question, ' 'Shall section fifty-eight B of chapter 
forty-eight of the General Laws, providing for a forty-eight 
hour week for permanent members of fire departments, be 
accepted?" 

All the above candidates and question to be voted for on 
one ballot. The polls will be open from 7:00 o'clock A.M. 
to 7:00 o'clock P.M. 

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After final action on the preceding Article One, the said 
meeting shall stand adjourned by virtue of Section 20, 
Chapter 39 of the General Laws, to Monday, March 8th at 
7:00 o'clock P.M. at the Memorial Auditorium, then and 
there to act upon the following articles, namely : 

Article 2. To elect all other offices not required by law 
to be elected by ballot. 

Article 3. To establish the salary of elected Town 
Officers for the ensuing year. 

Article 4. To determine what sums of money shall be 
appropriated for the following purposes : 

Appropriation for the Assessors, Board of Selectmen, 
and all Departments under their control : 

American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Armistice 
Day, Memorial Day, Aid to Dependent Children, Old Age 
Assistance, Public Welfare, Veterans' Service, Retirement 
Fund, Damages to Persons and Property, Elections and 
Registration, Insurance, Essex County Tuberculosis Hospi- 
tal, Recreation, Public Dump, Printing Town Report, Town 
Officers, Town Scales, Inspector of Wires, Sealer of Weights 
and Measures, Municipal Buildings, Infirmary, Moth Sup- 
pression, Police Department, Fire Department, Brush Fires, 
Interest, and Retirement of Bonds. Appropriation for Tree 
Warden, Appropriation for the Board of Health, Care of 
Tubercular patients, Appropriation for Trustees of Mem- 
orial Hall Library. Appropriation for Trustees of Spring 
Grove Cemetqry. Appropriation for School Committee. 
Appropriation for all Departments under the control of the 
Board of Public Works, Administrative supervision and 
office, Highway Maintenance, Water Maintenance, Sewer 
Maintenance, Parks and Playgrounds, Snow Removal and 
Sanding, Trucks, Garage and Repair Shop Maintenance, 
Street Lighting. Appropriation for any other Town Charges 
and Expenses. 

Article 5. To see if the town will vote to accept the 
provisions of Chapter 346 of the Acts of 1941, an act ''au- 
thorizing the superintendent of streets or other officer hav- 
ing charge of ways, for the purpose of removing or plowing 

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snow, or removing ice, from any way, to remove or cause 
to be removed, to some convenient place, including in such 
term a public garage, any vehicle interfering with such 
work, and for imposing liability for the cost of such re- 
moval, and of the storage charges, if any, resulting there- 
from, upon the owner of such vehicle." 

Article 6. To see if the town will vote to amend the 
by-laws of the town by inserting in Article 4 a new section 
to be known as Section 13 to read as follows : 
Art. 4 Sec. 13 

(a) The Board of Selectmen is empowered to cause 
to be placed on any public way of the Town at such places 
and in such manner as it may determine, devices known as 
parking meters, and shall have charge of the regulation and 
operation thereof, shall cause to maintain such meters in 
good workable condition, shall establish for parking in 
parking meter areas a charge of not more than five cents 
for one hour, proportional parts of said hour to be in 
amounts determined by said Board, shall collect or cause 
to be collected monies deposited in said meters and turn 
such monies over to the Town Treasurer. 

(b) The Board of Selectmen is empowered to au- 
thorize the Treasurer to pay out of the revenue derived from 
said parking meters, from time to time, such amount or 
amounts on the original purchase price thereof and for 
such other charges and costs incidental to said meters, as 
said Board may deem advisable. 

(c) It is the purpose of this by-law that the fees 
to be charged and collected by the operation of parking 
meters will be levied as a police regulation to cover the cost 
of providing parking spaces and parking areas, all lanes, 
lines and other markings incidental thereto, parking meters, 
and their installation, replacement and maintenance, the 
cost of regulation and inspection thereof, the cost of opera- 
tion and control of traffic moving in and out of and parking 
in such parking spaces and parking meter areas and in the 
vicinity thereof, and for the cost of traffic administration 
and supervision expenses resulting from the establishment 

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of such parking meter areas, and that it is not the purpose 
of the installation of such parking meters to recover any 
further monies for the town or to engage in the operation 
of such parking spaces or areas and meters for profit. 

(d) The Board of Selectmen shall have the power 
under this by-law to make and enforce rules and regulations 
relative to such parking meters, and whoever violates such 
rules and regulations shall be punishable by a fine of not 
more than twenty dollars ($20.00) for each offense. 

Article 7. To see if the town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate $1600.00 to be spent by the Police Department in 
the maintenance of Parking Meters. 

Article 8. To see if the town will vote to accept the pro- 
visions of Chapter 615 of the acts of 1947, an act providing 
an increase for one year in the amounts of pensions pay- 
able to certain former public employees who have retired 
prior to January 1, 1946. 

Article 9. To see if the town will vote to accept the 
provisions of Chapter 265 of the Acts of 1947, an act author- 
izing the closing of public offices in cities and towns on 
Saturdays. 

Article 10. To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $1,387.00 for the purchase of a new 
automobile to replace the 1942 DeSoto Sedan of the Police 
Department, which is to be turned in toward the new auto- 
mobile, on the petition of George A. Dane and others. 

Article 11. To see if the town will vote to accept Chap- 
ter 40, Section 6B of the General Laws, as amended by the 
Acts of 1930, and vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
$500.00 to be used to buy uniforms for the Police Depart- 
ment, on petition of George A. Dane, and others. 

Article 12. To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate or transfer from unappropriated available 
funds in the treasury, a sum of money for Chapter 90, High- 
way Maintenance, or take any action in relation thereto. 

Article 13. To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate a sum of twenty-five hundred ($2,500.00) dol- 

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lars for the improvement of North Main Street; said money 
to be used in conjunction with any money which may be 
allotted by the State or County, or both, for this purpose, 
at the discretion of and on petition of the Board of Public 
Works. 

Article 14. To see if the town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to repair and build sidewalks and appropri- 
ate the sum of seven thousand five hundred ($7,500.00) 
dollars therefor, at the discretion of and on the petition of 
the Board of Public Works. 

Article 15. To see if the town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to purchase a three- to five-ton tandem 
roller and appropriate the sum of thirty-five hundred 
($3,500.00) dollars therefor, on petition of the Board of 
Public Works. 

Article 16. To see if the Town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to rebuild the baseball diamond at the 
Central Playgrounds and appropriate the sum of one thou- 
sand two hundred and fifty ($1,250.00) dollars therefor, 
on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 17. To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of sixty-five hundred ($6,500.00) dol- 
lars for the purpose of modernizing the street lighting along 
North Main and Main Streets from the Lawrence-Andover 
line to the first sodium light at Chapel Avenue. It is recom- 
mended by the Board of Public Works that the present light- 
ing be eliminated and that ninety-five (95) high intensity 
suspension type units be installed at a mounting height of 
not less than twenty-five feet, on petition of the Board of 
Public Works. 

Article 18. To see if the town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to purchase three dump trucks and appro- 
priate the sum of twelve thousand ($12,000.00) dollars 
therefor, and that the prices allowed for the three old DIA- 
MOND T trucks purchased in 1939 be used as part payment 
for the new dump trucks on petition of the Board of Public 
Works. 

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Article 19. To see if the town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to purchase a 5 H.P. compressor for the 
Garage and Repair Shop to replace an old compressor which 
is worn out and now of insufficient capacity and appropriate 
the sum of seven hundred ($700.00) dollars therefor, and 
that the price allowed for the old compressor be used as part 
payment for the new compressor on petition of the Board 
of Public Works. 

Article 20. To see if the town will vote to exchange 
with Phillips Academy two small areas of land on Highland 
Road for a small area of land at the corner of Chestnut 
Street and Highland Road on petition of the Board of Public 
Works. (This exchange will make it possible to make a much 
better approach from Chestnut Street to Highland Road.) 

The Description of land from the Trustees of Phillips 
Academy to the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover is as 
follows : 

Beginning at a point in the southerly line of Chestnut 
Street, said point being 29.69' easterly from a drill in a 
stone, thence by the face of the wall easterly, southerly and 
southwesterly by several courses 114' more or less to a 
point in the westerly side of Highland Road; thence N. 41°- 
43' E. by remaining land of the grantor 30.5' to a point; 
thence, still by remaining land of the grantor by a curve 
to the left having a radius of 30/ a distance of 66.45' to the 
point in the southerly side of Chestnut Street and place of 
beginning. Said parcel contains 720 sq. feet more or less 
and is shown on the subdivision and acceptance plan of 
Chestnut Corner Development made December 1947, by 
Clinton F. Goodwin, Registered Engineer and recorded 
herewith. 

The descriptions of land from the Town of Andover to 
the Trustees of Phillips Academy are as follows : 

Two separate parcels of land on the westerly side of 
Highland Road and lying adjacent to one another and 
bounded and described as follows : 



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Parcel A. Beginning at the southwesterly corner thereof 
at a stake at the face of the wall and said westerly side of 
Highland Road, thence running northeasterly by land of the 
grantee and by the easterly face of said wall 69' more or 
less to a point thence running still northeasterly a little more 
easterly, still by said wall and by said land of the grantee 
57.5' more or less to a drill hole in a stone ; thence turning 
and running S. 40°-17' W. by the grantor's land and High- 
land Road 125. 0' to a stake and point of beginning. 

Said parcel contains 330 square feet more or less. 

Parcel B. Beginning at a drill hole in a stone in the wall 
on said westerly side of Highland Road, said drill hole 
marking the northeasterly corner of Parcel A. as described 
above ; thence running northeasterly by the easterly face of 
said wall and by land of the grantee, 71' more or less to a 
point; thence running northeasterly a little more easterly 
still by the wall and said land of the grantee 49' more or less 
to a point in the wall marking the southwesterly corner of 
land this day conveyed by the grantee to the grantor ; thence 
turning and running S. 41°-43' W. by remaining land of the 
grantor 7.0' to a point; thence S. 53°-37' W., still by remain- 
ing land of the grantor, 11 1.52' to a drill hole in a stone in 
said wall and point of beginning. 

Said parcel contains 390 square feet, by the same more 
or less. 

Both of said parcels are shown on the plan Subdivision 
and Acceptance Plan of Chestnut Corner Development made 
December 1947 by Clinton F. Goodwin, Registered Engineer 
and recorded herewith. 

Article 21. To see if the Town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to relocate the stone wall and regrade the 
road in the vicinity of Chestnut Street and Highland Road 
and appropriate the sum of five hundred ($500.00) dollars 
therefor, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

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Article 22. To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate an additional sum of three thousand ($3,000.00) 
dollars for the purpose of installing a new pump intake 
suction pipe at the Haggetts Pond Pumping Station in 
accordance with plans of Weston & Sampson, Engineers, all 
work to be done under the supervision of the Board of Pub- 
lic Works; and no work to be started until approved by a 
majority vote of each of the following boards: The Board 
of Public Works, Board of Selectmen and the Finance Com- 
mittee. 

Article 23. To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of ten thousand ($10,000.00) dollars 
to reinforce and partially rebuild the bridge on Stevens 
Street on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 24. To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of seven thousand ($7,000.00) dollars 
for the purpose of installing new pumping equipment, gaso- 
line tank, Venturi meter, etc., at the Bancroft Road Pumping 
Station in accordance with plans of Weston & Sampson, 
Engineers, all work to be done under the supervision of the 
Board of Public Works; and no work to be started until 
approved by a majority vote of each of the following boards : 
The Board of Public Works, the Board of Selectmen and 
the F'nance Committee. 

Article 25. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars 
to assist in building a road up Wood Hill off Haggetts Pond 
Road providing the Radio Company which is to locate there 
will spend at least three times as much as the Town, on 
petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 26. To see if the town will authorize the pur- 
chase of new IV2 ton truck with power winch for use in the 
Tree and Moth Departments and appropriate twenty-eight 
hundred and fifty ($2,850.00) dollars together with any 
sum received for a worn-out 1934 IV2 ton truck traded in, 
as referred from Town Meeting, 1947. 

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Article 27. To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of twenty-five hundred ($2,500.00) 
dollars for the purchase of a new mist blower type spraying 
machine for use in the Moth Department, in the control of 
insects including the elm bark beetles, carrier of the Dutch 
Elm Disease; and authorize the Board of Selectmen to sell 
an old Guptill solid stream sprayer. 

Article 28. To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
School Committee to continue to maintain State-aided voca- 
tional education in accordance with the provisions of Chap- 
ter 74, General Laws, and Acts amendatory thereto, or de- 
pendent thereon, and further raise and appropriate the sum 
of nine hundred ($900.00) dollars therefor. 

Article 29. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of forty-six hundred ($4,600.00) dol- 
lars for the purpose of converting one of the present boilers 
in the Shawsheen School to oil. This sum to be expended 
only when in the opinion of the Board of Selectmen it will 
not contribute to the present or a future oil shortage, on 
the petition of the Andover School Committee. 

Article 30. To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $2,500.00 to be used as follows: to 
grade and pave a playing surface for the Shawsheen Village 
School yard. This money would be spend under the direction 
of the School Committee. (This project has the approval of 
the School Committee.) On petition of Shawsheen Village 
Parent-Teacher Association and others. 

Article 31. To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $500.00 to be used to purchase a 
snow plow for use on truck at Spring Grove Cemetery, on 
petition of trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery. 

Article 32. To see if the town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to install a water main on Sunset Rock 
Road from the hydrant in front of the property of Mr. V. 
E. Nunez to the corner of Hidden Road a distance of ap- 
proximately 770 feet and thence along Hidden Road north- 

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erly from the corner of Sunset Rock Road to an existing 
dead end a distance of approximately 150 feet and appro- 
priate the sum of thirty-five hundred ($3,500.00) dollars 
therefor, on petition of Ralph A. Bailey and others referred 
from Town Meeting 1947. 

Article 33. To see if the town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to extend the water main on Red Spring 
Road a distance of approximately twelve hundred (1200) 
feet and appropriate the sum of seven thousand six hundred 
($7,600.00) dollars therefor, on petition of Patrick F. Don- 
ovan and others. 

Article 34. To see if the town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to extend the ten-inch water main from the 
corner of Haggetts Pond Road and Bailey Road along Bailey 
Road a distance of twenty-nine hundred feet (2900) and 
appropriate the sum of seventeen thousand two hundred 
($17,200.00) dollars therefor, on petition of George E. Flint 
and others. 

Article 35. To see if the town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to extend the water main from the hydrant 
near the State Police Barracks along Gould Road a distance 
of seventeen hundred (1700) feet and appropriate the sum 
of seven thousand five hundred ($7,500.00) dollars therefor, 
on petition of Robert M. Nichols and others. 

Article 36. To see if the town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to extend the water main from the corner 
of Beacon Street and High Plain Road along Beacon Street 
a distance of nine hundred and sixty (960) feet and appro- 
priate the sum of forty-five hundred ($4,500.00) dollars on 
petition of Carl H. Stevens and others. 

Article 37. To see if the town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to extend the water main on High Plain 
Road a distance of four hundred (400) feet and appropriate 
the sum of two thousand one hundred ($2,100.00) dollars 
therefor, on petition of Miles R. Ward and others. 

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Article 38. To see if the town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to widen Dascomb Road from the corner of 
Andover Street a distance of approximately four hundred 
(400) feet and appropriate the sum of two thousand six 
hundred and sixty-five ($2,665.00) dollars therefor, on peti- 
tion of John W. Hall and others. 

(The above amount includes a sufficient sum for the 
purchase of a strip of land adjacent to Dascomb Road.) 

Article 39. To see if the town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to install sewer lines on Burnham Road 
from the corner of High Street to Arundel Street a distance 
of two thousand five hundred and thirty-five (2535) feet 
and also on Dufton Road, from the corner of Burnham Road 
a distance of seven hundred (700) feet and appropriate the 
sum of twenty-nine thousand, one hundred and fifteen 
($29,115.00) dollars and assess betterments upon the estates 
benefitted by the above extensions on petition of Higus 
Asoian and others. 

Article 40. To see if the Town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to install a sewer line on Chestnut Street 
from the present dead end near Upland Road a distance of 
1000 feet and appropriate the sum of $8,000.00 and assess 
betterments upon the estates benefitted by the above exten- 
sion on petition of Mrs. Willard H. Currier and others. 

Article 41. To see if the town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to install a drainage system on the fol- 
lowing streets : Yale Road ; George Street ; Dartmouth Road ; 
between Yale Road and George Street; Green Street; a 
section of Corbett Street ; Princeton Road ; Sherbourne 
Street; a section of William Street; and from William 
Street to the brook which is on the south side of William 
Street and appropriate the sum of forty-eight thousand 
($48,000.00) dollars therefor, on petition of Nicholas 
Grieco and others. 

Article 42. To see if the town will vote to accept as a 
public way, Alderbrook Road, described as follows : 

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Northerly Line: 

Beginning at a bound in the westerly line of South Main 
St., said bound being 255.34' northerly from a Massachusetts 
Highway Bound marking an angle in the westerly line of 
said South Main Street; thence running North 85°-35'-40" 
West 143' to a bound; thence North 85°-10'-40" West 88' to 
a bound; thence North 76°-49'-40" W. 115.61' to a bound; 
thence by a curve to the left having a radius of 234.25', a 
distance of 29.4' to a bound; thence North 84°-r West 
541.29' to a bound ; thence by a curve to the right having a 
radius of 319.48', a distance of 71.7' to a bound; thence 
North 71°-9'-40" West 218.75' to a bound ; thence by a curve 
to the left having a radius of 884.06' a distance of 297.62' to 
a bound ; thence by a curve to the right having a radius of 
322.36', a distance of 300.5' to a bound; thence still by a 
curve to the right having a radius of 352.81', a distance of 
155.57' to a bound; thence North ll°-46'-30" West 47.71' 
to a bound in the easterly line of Sunset Rock Road. 

Southerly Line: 

Beginning at a bound in the westerly line of South Main 
St., said bound being 205.33' northerly from a Massachu- 
setts Highway Bound marking an angle in the westerly line 
of said South Main Street; thence running North 89°-35'- 
40" West 340.77' to a bound thence North 81°-58'-30" West 
139.47' to a bound; thence North 84°-01' West 436.76' to a 
bound; thence by a curve to the right having a radius of 
384.48', a distance of 86.28' to a bound; thence North 71°- 
09'-40" West 218.75' to a bound; thence by a curve to the 
left having a radius of 819.06', a distance of 275.74' to a 
bound; thence by a curve to the right having a radius of 
387.36', a distance of 320.71' to a bound; thence by a curve 
to the left having a radius of 24.51', a distance of 52.22' to 
a bound in the easterly line of Sunset Rock Road. 

Said road being 65' in width throughout the greater por- 
tion of its length, excepting at the easterly end thereof 
where it joins South Main Street, which is 50' in width 
and at its westerly end where it widens to join Sunset 
Rock Road. 

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Reference is hereby made to a plan of said road made 
January 17, 1947 by Clinton F. Goodwin, Registered Engi- 
neer, Haverhill, Massachusetts, said plan being recorded 
at the office of the Town Clerk in the Town House, Andover, 
Mass. and at the North Essex Registry of Deeds at Law- 
rence, Mass. at which Registry said plan is numbered 
1699. 

Article 43. To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $2,000.00 to be spent under the di- 
rection of the Board of Public Works to rough grade Vet- 
erans' Housing Project at the corner of Burnham Road 
and High Street, on petition of Elizabeth L. Buchan and 
others. 

Article 44. To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of six hundred and fifty dollars 
($650.00) to insure pupils of the Junior and Senior High 
schools for injuries incurred while playing in supervised 
athletic contests and in the competitive physical educational 
games, according to the General Laws, Chapter 10, Section 
5, Paragraph 40A. Said sum of money to be spent under 
the supervision of the Board of Selectmen. On the petition 
of Charles O. McCullom and others. 

Article 45. To see if the town will vote to accept the 
sum of $3,215.75 received in 1947 for the perpetual care of 
lots in Spring Grove Cemetery and $647.79 for placing 
flowers on four (4) graves in the same cemetery, on petition 
of Thaxter Eaton, Treasurer. 

Article 46. To see if the town will vote to remove any 
restrictions there may be on use of land at southwest corner 
of School and Central Streets, as voted by town in Article 
14, Annual Town Meeting, March 4, 1889. 

Article 47. To see if the town will vote to have the 
Moderator appoint a committee of five, to be known as the 
Nathan C. Hamblin Memorial Committee, to study and re- 
port at the next Annual Town Meeting, some plans for a 
memorial to perpetuate the memory of one, who through 
his long years of service, endeared himself to us all. On pe- 
tition of Harold W. B. Bendroth and others. 

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Article 48. To determine what disposition shall be made 
of unexpended appropriations and free cash in the treasury. 

Article 49. To act upon the report of the Town Officers, 

Article 50. To transact any other business that may 
legally come before the meeting. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting 
attested copies and publication thereof, seven days at least 
before the time and place of said meeting as directed by the 
By-Laws of the town. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your 
doing thereon, at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this second day of February, A.D. 
1948. 

ROY E. HARDY 

J. EVERETT COLLINS 

HOWELL F. SHEPARD 

Selectmen of Andover 



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TOWN OF 

ANDOVER 

MASSACHUSETTS 




ANNUAL REPORT 

of the 

TOWN OFFICERS 



For the Fiscal Year Ending 
DECEMBER 31, 1948 



INDEX 





] 


?AGE 






PAGE 


Accounting Taxes and Assessments 


71 


General Government 






Aid to Dependent Children 




63 


Election and Registration 




49 


American Legion Quarters 




73 


Municipal Buildings 




50 


Andover Post 2128 V.F.W. 




73 


Town Officers 




4 


Animal Inspector 




49 


Highways 




58 


Appropriations for 1948 




43 


Insurance 




74 


Armistice Day 




74 


Interest - 




79 


Assessors 


47, 


108 








Motor Vehicle Excise Tax 


82, 


106 


Jury List 




139 


Municipal Properties and Public 










Improvements 




110 


Maturing Debt 
Memorial Day 




79 

75 


Balance Sheet 




96 


Memorial Hall Library 69 


, 95 


, 143 


Board of Appeals 




116 


Library Statistics 




151 


Board of Health 


54, 


130 


Report of Librarian 




144 


Board of Public Welfare 


62, 


111 


Trustees 




143 


Aid to Dependent Children 




63 


Milk Inspector 




131 


Infirmary 


65, 


124 


Moderator 




48 


Old Age Assistance 




64 


Moth Suppression 


53, 


, 137 


Veterans' Services 


66, 


114 


Moth Assessments 




83 


Board of Public Works 




152 


Motor Vehicles Excise Tax 


82, 


106 


Accounts Receivable 




87 


Municipal Buildings 




50 


Administrative and Office 




57 


Municipal Properties and Publ 


ic 




Assessments and Receipts 




84 


Improvements 




110 


Highways 




58 








Sewers 




56 


Old Age Assistance 




64 


Snow Removal and Sanding 




61 


Overlay 




86 


Superintendent's Report 




153 








Town Engineer 




160 


Parking Meters 




73 


Water Maint. and Construction 


75 


Parks and Playgrounds 




70 


Bonds, Redemption of See Town Debt 


Planning Board 


49, 


118 


Building Inspector 


52, 


132 


Playground Committee 




72 








Police Department 


50, 


127 


Cemetery Funds 




90 


Public Dump 




55 


Damages to Persons and Property 


73 








Departmental Accounts Receivable 
Dog Officer 


87 
49 


Receipts for 1948 
Recreation Committee 


71, 


44 
119 








Reserve Fund 




80 


Election and Registration 
Essex County Tuberculosis Hos 


pita! 


49 
55 


Retirement Report 




103 


Expenditures for 1948 




46 


*School Department 




66 


Finance Committee 




48 


Sealer of Weights and Measures 
Selectmen 


53, 


134 
46 


Fire Department 


51, 


126 




Forest Fires 




54 


*Also see School Report 







PAGE 




PAGE 


Sewers 


56 


* Trustees of Punchard Free School 92 


Assessments 


84 


Water Accounts Receivable 


88 


Snow Removal and Sanding 


61 


Town Clerk 


41, 48 


Spring Grove Cemetery 78, 


113 


Town Counsel 


48 


Street Lighting 


62 


Town Debt 


102 






Town Infirmary 


65, 124 


Tax Collector 47, 


106 


Town Meetings 




Summary of Tax Collector's Cash 




Proceedings 


14 


A ccount 


107 


Warrants 


9, 161 


Tax Title Account 


80 


Town Officers 


4 


Town Accountant 42 


, 46 


Town Reports 


75 


A ccounting Taxes and A ssessmenti 


- 82 


Town Scales 


75 


Appropriations for 1 948 


43 


Treasurer 


46, 105 


Balance Sheet 


96 


Tree Warden 


53, 135 


Board of Public Works Accounts 




Trust Funds 


91 


Receivable 


87 


*Trustees of Punchard Free School 92 


Departmental A ccounts Receivable 


87 






Expenditures for 1948 


46 


Veterans' Services 


66, 114 


John Cornell Fund 


89 


Vital Statistics 


41 


Maturing Debt 
Overlay 

Receipts for 1948 
Reserve Fund 


79 
86 
44 


Water Accounts Receivable 


88 


Water and Sewerage In vest ig; 


ition 122 


80 


Water Maint. and Construction 75 


Surplus Revenue 


88 


Wire Inspector 


52, 133 


Towm Debt 


102 


*Also see School Report 





Town Officers 

ELECTED AND APPOINTED 



Moderator 
Arthur Sweeney 

Board of Selectmen and Public Welfare 

Roy E. Hardy, Chairman Term expires 1951 

J. Everett Collins, Secretary Term expires 1950 

Howell F. Shepard Term expires 1949 

George H. Winslow, Clerk 
Arthur W. Cole, Agent, Bureau, Old Age Assistance, Welfare 

Board 
Francis P. Markey, Veterans' Affairs Agent 

Board of Assessors 

Roy E. Hardy, Chairman Term expires 1951 

J. Everett Collins Term expires 1950 

Howell F. Shepard Term expires 1949 

Town Clerk 
George H. Winslow Term expires 1951 

Collector of Taxes 
James P. Christie Term expires 1949 

Treasurer 
Thaxter Eaton Term expires 1950 

Town Accountant Town Counsel 

George C. Napier * Walter C. Tomlinson 

Board of Retirement 

George C. Napier, Chairman Term expires 1949 

Edmond E. Hammond Term expires 1949 

George H. Winslow, Secretary Term expires 1950 



Board of Public Works 



Sidney P. White, Chairman 

P. Leroy Wilson 

Edward A. Doyle, Secretary 

John H. Kelly 

Charles T. Gilliard, Town Engineer 

Edward R. Lawson, Superintendent 



Term expires 1950 
Term expires 1951 
Term expires 1951 
Term expires 1949 



School Committee 

Dorothy T. Partridge Term expires 1950 

Katharine A. Baldwin Term expires 1950 

Vincent F. Stulgis Term expires 1950 

Gordon C. Colquhoun, Chairman Term expires 1951 

John S. Moses Term expires 1949 

Malcolm B. McTernen Term expires 1949 

William A. Doherty, Secretary Term expires 1949 
Kenneth L. Sherman, Superintendent 



Attendance Officer 
John Campbell 



School Physician 
Philip W. Blake, M.D. 



Athletic Medical Director 
John J. McArdle, Jr. 



School Nurse 
Ruth E. Westcott, R.N. 



Director, Continuation School 
Carl M. Gahan 



Board of Health 

Percy J. Look, M.D., Chairman 

William V. Emmons 

Charles O. McCullom 

Lotta M. Johnson, R.N., Nurse and Agent 

Robert A. Walsh, Milk Inspector 



Term expires 1949 
Term expires 1950 
Term expires 1951 



Inspector of Slaughtering 

Ray S. You mans 

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Inspector of Buildings Inspector of Plumbing 

Ralph W. Coleman Alexander Thomson 

Planning Board and Board of Survey 
Sidney P. White, Chairman Term expires 1952 

Leon A. Field Term expires 1953 

Walter Tomlinson Term expires 1949 

Frederick E. Cheever Term expires 1950 

Kirk R. Batcheller Term expires 1951 

Inspector of Wires Sealer of Weights & Measures 
William J. Young Lewis N. Mears 

*George W. Baker, Deputy Wilson Crawford, Deputy 

Inspector of Animals 
Hartwell B. Abbot 

Trustees of Memorial Hall Library 

Winsor Gale, Chairman Term expires 1955 

Arthur W. Reynolds, Treasurer Term expires 1950 

William N. Perry, Secretary Term expires 1954 

Ernest D. Walen Term expires 1951 

Leo F. Daley Term expires 1952 

Alan R. Blackmer Term expires 1953 

Caroline P. Leavitt Term expires 1949 

Trustees of Punchard Free School 
Rev. Frederick B. Noss, President 
Rev. John S. Moses 
Rev. Leslie J. Adkins 

Edmond E. Hammond, Clerk and Treasurer Term expires 1949 

William A. Trow Term expires 1949 

Roy E. Hardy Term expires 1949 

Harry Sellars Term expires 1949 

Charles C. Kimball Term expires 1949 

Trustees of Cornell Fund 

Edward P. Hall Term expires 1950 

Arthur W. Cole Term expires 1951 

Frederick E. Cheever, Treasurer Term expires 1949 

*Deceased 



Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery 



Frank R. Petty, Chairman 
Malcolm E. Lundgren 
Albert E. Curtis 
Clifford E. Marshall 
Frederick E. Cheever 
Jesse E. West, Superintendent 



Term expires 1951 
Term expires 1950 
Term expires 1951 
Term expires 1949 
Term expires 1949 



Board of Registrars 



Ralph A. Bailey, Chairman 
Walter F. McDonald 
Eugene A. Zalla 
George H. Winslow, Clerk 



Term expires 1951 
Term expires 1950 
Term expires 1949 



Finance Committee 



Howell M. Stillman, Chairman 
Stanley F. Swan ton, Secretary 
Victor Mill, Jr. 
Dr. Harry V. Byrne 



George E. Abbot 
Harold G. Bowen 
Ellsworth H. Lewis 



Recreation Committee 



Stafford A. Lindsay, Chairman 
George A. Stanley, Jr. 
Edward J. Lefebvre 



Alan F. Dunlop 
Francis L. Caverly 



Superintendent of Moth Department 
George R. Abbott Appointed Annually 



George R. Abbott 



Tree Warden 



Term expires 1950 



Board of Appeals 

James S. Eastham, Chairman 

Roy E. Hardy, Secretary 

Edward P. Hall 

Walter C. Tomlinson, Associate Member 

Leon A. Field, Associate Member 

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Term expires 1949 
Term expires 1950 
Term expires 1951 



Fire Department 

Charles E. Buchan, Chief 

Charles E. Buchan, Forest Warden 

Police Department 

George A. Dane, Chief 

George A. Dane, Dog Officer 

Constables 

George A. Dane Term expires 1949 

George N. Sparks Term expires 1949 

J. Lewis Smith Term expires 1949 

TOWN OF ANDOVER 

Population, 1945 Census— 11920 
Registered Voters 1948—7272 

POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS INCLUDING ANDOVER 

Senators 
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., Beverly Leverett Saltonstall, Newton 

Fifth Congressional District 
Edith Nourse Rogers, 444 Andover St., Lowell 

Fifth Councillor District 
Cornelius J. Twomey, 176 Phillips St., Lawrence 

Fourth Essex Senatorial District 
John W. Coddaire, Jr., 33 Westland Terr., Haverhill 

Fourth Essex Representative District 
J. Everett Collins, 35 Summer St., Andover 

Frank S. Giles, 375 Lowell St., Methuen 

William Longworth, 27 Stevens St., Methuen 

Essex County Commissioners 
Arthur A. Thompson, Methuen 

C. F. Nelson Pratt, Saugus 

J. Fred Manning, Lynn 

8 



Annual Town Meeting 

MARCH 1, 1948 



Agreeably to a Warrant signed by the Selectmen, February 
2nd, 1948, the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover, qualified to 
vote in Elections and Town Affairs, met and assembled at the 
designated polling places in Precincts One, Two, Three, Four, 
Five and Six, viz : The Central Fire Station in Precinct One ; the 
Square and Compass Hall in Precinct Two; the Sacred Heart 
School, Balmoral Street, Shawsheen Village, in Precinct Three; 
the Andover Grange Hall in Precinct Four; the Fire Station, 
corner Andover Street and Clark Road, Ballardvale, in Precinct 
Five, and the Peabody House, Phillips Street, in Precinct Six, in 
said Andover on Monday, the first day of March, 1948, at 
7 :00 o'clock A.M. to act upon the following articles: 

Essex, ss. Andover, February 28, 1948 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one of the 
Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the inhabitants 
of said town, to meet at the time and places and for the purposes 
stated in said warrant, by posting a true and attested copy of the 
same, on the Town House, on each Schoolhouse and in no less 
than five other public places where bills and notices are usually 
posted and by publication in the Andover Townsman. 

George N. Sparks, Constable 

Article 1. Election of Officers 

Took up Article 1 and proceeded to vote for Town Officers. 
The Ballot boxes were found to be empty and registered 0000. 
The Polls were opened at seven o'clock A.M. and closed at seven 
o'clock P.M. The total number of ballots cast was 3849 — viz: 
Precinct 1—1029, Precinct 2—823, Precinct 3—754, Precinct 
4—365, Precinct 5—293, Precinct 6—585. 

Moderator — for One Year 







Precincts 










1 


2 


3 4 


5 


6 






863 


636 


635 302 


253 


538 


Arthur Sweeney 


3227 


166 


187 


119 63 


40 


47 
9 


Blanks 


622 







' 


Town 


Clerk — for Three Years 








Precincts 










1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 






886 


677 


669 


324 


265 


550 


George H. Winslow 


3371 


143 


146 


85 


41 


28 


35 


Blanks 


478 








Selectman — for Three Years 




253 


347 


206 


100 


106 


118 


Elizabeth L. Buchan 


1130 


692 


341 


372 


222 


157 


409 


Roy E. Hardy 


2193 


41 


76 


19 


12 


14 


28 


George A. Porter 


190 


28 


38 


133 


11 


14 


9 


Russell F. Sheeley 


233 


15 


21 


24 


20 


2 


21 


Blanks 


103 








Assessor 


— for Three Years 




253 


345 


205 


108 


112 


130 


Elizabeth L. Buchan 


1153 


679 


334 


372 


204 


151 


397 


Roy E. Hardy 


2137 


50 


80 


18 


15 


15 


26 


George A. Porter 


204 


24 


36 


130 


16 


12 


8 


Russell F. Sheeley 


226 


23 


28 


29 


22 


3 


24 


Blanks 


129 




Board 


of Public 


Works — for Three Years 




136 


152 


89 


42 


51 


73 


Benjamin C. Brown 


543 


458 


390 


282 


150 


146 


269 


Edward A. Doyle 


1695 


277 


177 


268 


85 


56 


145 


George F. Dufton 


1008 


219 


136 


359 


88 


37 


155 


James R. Mosher 


994 


163 


133 


106 


122 


74 


106 


Edwin H. Waterman 


704 


501 


377 


172 


105 


117 


257 


P. LeRoy Wilson 


1529 


304 


281 


232 


138 


105 


165 


Blanks 


1225 






Board of Health- 


-for Three Years 




825 


606 


595 


285 


237 


509 


Charles O. McCullom 


3057 


204 


217 


159 


80 


56 


76 


Blanks 


792 






School Committee- 


—for Three Years 




396 


276 


298 


133 


62 


268 


Gordon C. Colquhoun 


1433 


232 


234 


159 


61 


55 


68 


Joseph A. Horan 


809 


362 


252 


251 


134 


158 


215 


Barbara A. Loomer 


1372 


39 


61 


46 


37 


18 


34 

10 


Blanks 


235 







Planning Board- 


-for Five Years 








Precincts 












1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 








820 


606 


642 


301 


235 


510 


Leon A. 


Field 


3114 


209 


217 


112 


64 


58 


75 


Blanks 




735 


Trustee of 


Memorial 


Hall Library- 


— for Seven Years 


821 


582 


614 


287 


230 


504 


Winsor Gale 


3038 


208 


241 


140 


78 


63 


81 


Blanks 




811 



Trustee of Memorial Hall Library — for Three Years 
(to fill a vacancy) 

820 589 618 289 228 514 Ernest D. Walen 3058 

209 234 136 76 65 71 Blanks 791 

Trustee of Punchard Free School — for One Year 
(to fill a vacancy) 

855 623 619 299 239 512 Harry Sellars 3147 

174 200 135 66 54 73 Blanks 702 

Constables — for One Year 

879 655 615 301 248 521 George A. Dane 3219 

789 551 557 270 227 483 J. Lewis Smith 2877 

788 590 565 279 254 487 George N. Sparks 2963 

631 673 525 245 150 264 Blanks 2488 

Question—re 48-Hour Week for Firemen 

Shall section fifty-eight B. of chapter forty-eight of the 
General Laws, providing for a forty-eight hour week for 
permanent members of the fire departments be accepted? 

225 310 179 104 99 83 YES 1000 

737 428 510 224 174 472 NO 2545 

67 85 65 37 20 30 Blanks 304 

All the foregoing officers and question were voted for on one 
ballot and (he check lists were used. 

11 



REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT 1 

Andover, March 1, 1948 
Polls open at 7 A.M. Warden in charge, Rowland W. Luce. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed — 1029. Number 
of ballots received — 1585. Number of ballots returned — 558. 
Absentee ballots — 2. Number of ballots cast — 1029. Police Officer 
on duty — -John Campbell. Voted to count ballots at 8 A.M. 

Joseph W. McNally, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT 2 

Andover, March 1, 1948 
Polls opened at 7 A.M. Wardein in charge, Mark Keane. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed — 824. Number of 
ballots received 1479. Number of ballots returned — 656. Number 
of ballots cast — 823. Police officer on duty, David Nicoll. Voted to 
count ballots at 8:30 A.M. 

Norman K. MacLeish, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT 3 

Andover, March 1, 1948 
Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge, Stafford A. Lindsay. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed — 755. Number of 
ballots received — -1459. Number of ballots returned — 705. Num- 
ber of ballots cast — 754. Police officer on duty, James Lynch. 
Voted to count ballots at 7 :45 A.M. 

Michael A. Burke, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT 4 

Andover, March 1, 1948 
Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge, Francis E. Wilson. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed — 365. Number of 
ballots received — 682. Number of ballots returned — 317. Number 
of ballots cast — 365. Police officer on duty, Robert Deyermond. 
Voted to count ballots at 9:00 A.M. 

Frederick J. Kearx, Clerk 

12 



REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT 5 

Andover, March 1, 1948 
Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge, Clester E. Matthews. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed — 293. Number of 
ballots received — 588. Number of ballots returned — 295. Number 
of ballots cast — 293. Police officer on duty, George N. Sparks. 
Voted to count ballots at 1 :30 P.M. 

Eugene A. Zalla, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT 6 

Andover, March 1, 1948 
Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge, Ralph A. Bailey. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed — 585. Number of 
ballots received — 1124. Number of ballots returned — 539. Num- 
ber of ballots cast — 585. Police officer on duty, Joseph O'Brien. 
Voted to count ballots at 9:00 A.M. 

John M. Lynch, Clerk 

After final action of Article One, the said meeting was adjourned 
by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39 of the General Laws to Mon- 
day, March 8th, at 7 o'clock P.M. at the Memorial Auditorium. 



13 



Adjourned Town Meeting 

MARCH 8, 1948 



The check lists were used for admittance and showed 879 voters 
present. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 o'clock P.M. 
by Arthur Sweeney, Moderator. 

Prayer was offered by the Rev. Levering Reynolds, Jr. 

Salute to the flag led by Roy E. Hardy. 

Unanimous consent of the meeting was voted to admit: 

Frank G. McCarthy, Jr., and Jean Hardisty of the press. 

Dana W. Fitzgerald, Gerald Harrison and Carl S. Wheeler of 
WLLH broadcasting station. 

Wilbert E. and Ann E. Welch, Ansi Angelo, Lawrence Living- 
ston, Jr., Meta Malins, Charles M. Johnson and Gerard O. 
Pelletier. 

The warrant and return of service by the constable was read 
by the Town Clerk. 

Article 1 — To elect a Moderator for one year, a Town Clerk for 
three years, a Selectman for three years, an i\ssessor for three 
years, two members of the Board of Public Works for three years, 
a member of the Board of Health for three years, one member of 
the School Committee for three years, a member of the Planning 
Board for five years, a Trustee of Memorial Hall library for seven 
years, a trustee of Memorial Hall library for three years to fill a 
vacancy, a trustee of Punchard Free School for one year to fill a 
vacancy, three Constables for one year, and all town officers 
required by law to be elected by ballot, also to vote on the follow- 
ing question, "Shall section fifty-eight B of chapter forty-eight 
of the General Laws, providing for a forty-eight hour week for 
permanent members of the fire departments, be accepted?" 

All the above candidates and question to be voted for on one 
ballot. The polls will be open from 7:00 o'clock A.M. to 7:00 
o'clock P.M. 

The Town Clerk announced the result of balloting March 1st 
and the Moderator declared the following elected and question re 
48-hour week for firemen. Shall section fifty-eight B of chapter 
forty-eight of the General Laws, providing for a forty-eight hour 

14 



week for permanent members of the fire departments be accepted, 
lost. 

Arthur Sweeney, Moderator for one year. 

George H. Winslow, Town Clerk for three years. 

Roy E. Hardy, Selectman for three years. 

Roy E. Hardy, Assessor for three years. 

Edward A. Doyle, member of Board of Public Works for three 
years. 

P. LeRoy Wilson, member of Board of Public Works for three 
years. 

Charles 0. McCullom, member of Board of Health for three 
years. 

Gordon C. Colquhoun, member of School Committee for three 
years. 

Leon A. Field, member of Planning Board for five years. 

Winsor Gale, Trustee of Memorial Hall Library for seven years. 

Ernest D. Walen, Trustee of Memorial Library for three years 
(to fill a vacancy). 

Harry Sellars, Trustee of Punchard Free School for one year 
(to fill a vacancy). 

George A. Dane, Constable for one year. 

J. Lewis Smith, Constable for one year. 

George N. Sparks, Constable for one year. 

Article 2 — To elect all other officers not required by law to be 
elected by ballot. 

Upon motion of Mr. Hardy and duly seconded, it was VOTED, 
that Arthur W. Cole be elected Trustee of the Cornell Fund for 
three years. 

Article 3 — Voted that the general wage increase not to exceed 
$4.00 per week to any individual, voted at the 1947 Town Meet- 
ing, be incorporated in the basic rates, and that an additional 
$4.00 per week be granted to all full-time employees except here- 
inafter noted, as a cost of living bonus; this additional compensa- 
tion to start April 1st, 1 948, and end March 31, 1949, unless 
further action is taken at the 1949 Annual Town Meeting. This 
increase does not apply to the School Department. Funds to 
meet this increase shall be included in the budgets of all other 
departments. 

15 



; 4oo 


.00 


600 


.00 


1200 


.00 


300 


.00 


3238 


.00 


3158 


.00 


3158 


.00 



Voted that the salaries of the elected Town Officers for the 
ensuing year be established at : 

Chairman, Board of Selectmen, per annum 

Two members at $300. each, per annum 
Board of Assessors 

Three members at $400. each, per annum 
Board of Public Welfare 

Three members at $100. each, per annum 
Town Clerk 
Collector of Taxes 
Town Treasurer 
Moth Superintendent and Tree Warden 

combined salary for both per week 56 . 00 

Board of Health 

Three members at $100. each per annum 
Secretary of the Board of Public Works 
Treasurer, Library trustees 
Moderator, per meeting 

Article 4 — Departmental appropriations : 

American Legion 

Veterans of Foreign Wars 

Armistice Day 

Memorial Day (incl. $125.00 1947 bill) 

Aid to Dependent Children 

Veterans' Services (incl. $42.00 1947 bills) 

Old Age Assistance 

Public Welfare 

Retirement Fund 

Damages to Persons and Property 

Elections and Registrations 

Insurance 

Essex T. B. Hospital 

Recreation (incl. $7.21 1947 bill) 

Public Dump 

Printing Town Report 

Selectmen 

Treasurer 

Collector of Taxes 

Accountant 



300 


.00 


100 


.00 


100 


.00 


10 


.00 


600 


.00 


600 


: 00 


150 


!oo 


1250 


.00 


9000 


.00 


9000 


00 


5800 


00 


11000 


.00 


13600, 


00 


500. 


00 


4880. 


00 


16500. 


00 


12098. 


32 


7914.00 


1280. 


00 


1243. 


00 


2554.00 


3910. 


00 


6763. 


00 


4490.00 



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Assessors 1 


1 8160.00 


Town Clerk 


5177.00 


Moderator 


20.00 


Town Counsel 


750.00 


Finance Committee 


20.00 


Planning Board and Survey 


200.00 


Dog Officer 


225.00 


Animal Inspector 


350.00 


Building Inspector 


1025.00 


Town Scales 


200.00 


Inspector of Wires 


750.00 


Sealer of Weights and Measures 


450.00 


Municipal Buildings (incl. $3.05 1947 bill) 


6370.00 


Infirmary 


10200.00 


Moth Suppression 


7670.00 


Police Department 


46854.00 


Fire Department 


61428.00 


Brush Fires 


1800.00 


Interest 


4151.25 


Retirement of Bonds 


41000.00 


Tree Warden 


10490.00 


Board of Health 


5280.00 


Care of T.B. Patients 


5000.00 


Trustees of Memorial Library (incl. $9.50 1947 bill 




plus dog tax revenue) 


22597.00 


Spring Grove Cemetery 


15382.00 


School Committee 


281364.00 


Highway Maintenance 


55538.00 


Water Maintenance 


44978.00 


Parks 


5400.00 


Sewer Maintenance 


6000.00 


Snow Removal and Sanding 


35000.00 


The above amount to cover the removal of snow 




from private ways as designated by the Board of 




Selectmen, including $2000.00 to be available for 




equipment, if necessary. 




Trucks, Garage and Repair Shop 


9970.00 


Street Lighting 


20500.00 


Administrative and Office 


13560.00 



Total Departmental 



$893191.57 



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Special Articles 



Article 7 — Police Maintenance Parking Meters 

Article 10 — Police Auto with turn in 1942 DeSoto 

Article 12 — Chapter 90 Highway Maintenance 

Article 13 — North Main Street Improvement 

Article 14 — Sidewalks 

Article 16 — Baseball diamond 

Article 18— Three Dump Trucks B.P.W. 

Article 19 — Compressor B.P.W. 

Article 21 — Chestnut St. Stone wall 

Article 22 — Additional for intake suction pipe 

Article 23 — Additional for Stevens St. bridge 

Article 24— Pumping equipment Bancroft Rd. 

Article 25— Road building Wood Hill 

Article 26 — Moth and Tree Dept. Truck 

Article 28 — State aided vocational school 

Article 29 — Heating unit Shawsheen School 

Article 30— Shawsheen School Yard 

Article 33 — Water Red Spring Road 

Article 34— Water Bailey Road 

Article 35 — Water Gould Road 

Article 36 — Water Beacon St. 

Article 38 — Dascomb Road widening 

Article 39 — Sewer Burnham Rd. and Dufton Rd. 

Article 40 — Sewer Chestnut St. 

Article 43 — Grading Veteran Housing project 

Total Special Articles 

Total Budget and Special Articles 



$1600.00 


1387 


.00 


3000 


.00 


2500 


.00 


7500.00 


1200 


.00 


10000 


.00 


700 


.00 


500 


.00 


2000 


.00 


2000 


.00 


6500 


.00 


1000 


.00 


2850 


.00 


900 


.00 


4000 


.00 


2500, 


,00 


7600.00 


9000. 


00 


7500. 


00 


4500. 


00 


1500. 


00 


27665. 


00 


4000. 


00 


500. 


00 


$112402. 


00 


J1005593. 


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Article 5 — To see if the town will vote to accept the provisions 
of Chapter 346 of the Acts of 1941, an act "authorizing the super- 
intendent of streets or other officer having charge of ways, for the 
purpose of removing or plowing snow, or removing ice, from any 
way, to remove or cause to be removed, to some convenient place, 
including in such term a public garage, any vehicle interfering 
with such work, and for imposing liability for the cost of such 
removal, and of the storage charges, if any, resulting therefrom, 
upon the owner of such vehicle." 

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Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to accept the pro- 
visions of Chapter 346 of the Acts of 1941 as read. 

Article 6 — To see if the town will vote to amend the by-laws of 
the town by inserting in Article 4 a new section to be known as 
Section 13 to read as follows: 

Article 4 — Section 13 

(a) The Board of Selectmen is empowered to cause to be placed 
on any public way of the Town at such places and in such manner 
as it may determine, devices known as parking meters, and shall 
have charge of the regulations and operation thereof, shall cause 
to maintain such meters, in good workable condition, shall estab- 
lish for parking in parking meter areas a charge of not more than 
five cents for one hour, proportional parts of said hour to be in 
amounts determined by said Board, shall collect or cause to be 
collected monies deposited in said meters and turn such monies 
over to the Town Treasurer. 

(b) The Board of Selectmen is empowered to authorize the 
Treasurer to pay out of the revenue derived from said parking 
meters, from time to time, such amount or amounts on the original 
purchase price thereof and for such other charges and costs in- 
cidental to said meters, as said Board may deem advisable. 

(c) It is the purpose of this by-law that the fees to be charged 
and collected by the operation of parking meters will be levied 
as a police regulation to cover the cost of providing parking spaces 
and parking areas, all lanes, lines and other markings incidental 
thereto, parking meters, and their installation, replacement and 
maintenance, the cost of regulation and inspection thereof, the 
cost of operation and control of traffic moving in and out of and 
parking in such parking spaces and parking meter areas and in the 
vicinity thereof, and for the cost of traffic administration and 
supervision expenses resulting from the establishment of such 
parking meter areas, and that it is not the purpose of the installa- 
tion of such parking meters to recover any further monies for the 
town or to engage in the operation of such parking spaces or 
areas and meters for profit. 

(d) The Board of Selectmen shall have the power under this 
by-law to make and enforce rules and regulations relative to such 
parking meters, and whoever violates such rules and regulation 

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shall be punishable by a fine of not more than twenty dollars 
($20.00) for each offense. 
Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED that: 

(a) The Board of Selectmen is empowered to cause to be 
placed on any public way of the Town at such places and in such 
manner as it may determine, devices known as parking meters, 
and shall have charge of the regulation and operation thereof, 
shall cause to maintain such meters in good workable condition, 
shall establish for parking in parking meter areas a charge of not 
more than five cents for one hour, proportional parts of said hour 
to be in amounts determined by said Board, shall collect or cause 
to be collected monies deposited in said meters and turn such 
monies over to the Town Treasurer. 

(b) The Board of Selectmen is empowered to authorize the 
Treasurer to pay out of the revenue derived from said parking 
meters, from time to time, such amount or amounts on the origi- 
nal purchase price thereof and for such charges and costs inci- 
dental to said meters, as said Board may deem advisable. 

(c) The fees to be charged and collected by the operation of 
parking meters will be levied as a police regulation to cover the 
cost of providing parking spaces and parking areas, all lanes, 
lines, and other markings incidental thereto, parking meters, and 
their installation, replacement and maintenance, the cost of 
regulation and inspection thereof, the cost of operation and con- 
trol of traffic in and out of and parking in such parking spaces and 
parking meter areas and in the vicinity thereof, and for the cost 
of traffic administration and supervision expenses resulting from 
the establishment for such parking meter areas, and that it is not 
the purpose of the installation of such parking meters to recover 
any further monies for the town or to engage in the operation of 
such parking spaces or areas and meters for profit. 

(d) The Board of Selectmen shall have the power to make 
and enforce rules and regulations relative to such parking 
meters, and whoever violates such rules and regulations shall 
be punishable by a fine of not more than twenty dollars ($20.00) 
for each offense. 

Article 7 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
$1600.00 to be spent by the Police Department in the mainte- 
nance of Parking Meters. 

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Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and appro- 
priate $1600.00 under Article 7. 

A Hide 8 — -To see if the town will vote to accept the provisions 
of Chapter 615 of the acts of 1947, an act providing an increase 
for one year in the amounts of pensions payable to certain former 
public employees who have retired prior to January 1, 1946. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to take up prior to 
the consideration of Retirement Fund appropriation in Article 4. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to accept the pro- 
visions of Chapter 615 of the Acts of 1947 as read. The Moderator 
declared the article passed by more than a two-thirds vote. 

Article 9 — To see if the town will vote to accept the provisions 
of Chapter 265 of the Acts of 1947, an act authorizing the closing 
of public offices in cities and towns on Saturdays. 

Article defeated. 

Article 10— To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of $1387.00 for the purchase of a new automobile to 
replace the 1942 DeSoto Sedan of the Police Department, which 
is to be turned in toward the new automobile, on the petition of 
George A. Dane and others. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and appro- 
priate $1387.00 under Article 10. 

Article 11 — To see if the town will vote to accept Chapter 40, 
Section 6B of the General Laws, as amended by the Acts of 1930, 
and vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $500.00 to be used 
to buy uniforms for the Police Department, on petition of George 
A. Dane, and others. 

Article defeated. 

Article 12 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from unappropriated available funds in the treasury, 
a sum of money for Chapter 90, Highway Maintenance or take 
any action in relation thereto. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and appro- 
priate $3000.00 under Article 12. 

Article 13 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate a sum of twenty-five hundred ($2500.00) dollars for the 
improvement of North Main Street; said money to be used in 

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conjunction with any money which may be alloted by the State 
or County, or both, for this purpose, at the discretion of and on 
petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and appro- 
priate $2500.00 under Article 13. 

Article 14 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of Public 
Works to repair and build sidewalks and appropriate the sum of 
seven thousand five hundred ($7500.00) dollars therefor, at the 
discretion of and on the petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion duly seconded VOTED to raise and appropriate 
$7500.00 under Article 14. 

Article 15 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to purchase a three- to five-ton tandem roller and 
appropriate the sum of thirty-five hundred ($3500.00) dollars 
therefor, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED Article 15 be with- 
drawn. 

Article 16 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to rebuild the baseball diamond at the Central Play- 
grounds and appropriate the sum of one thousand two hundred 
and fifty ($1250.00) dollars therefor, on petition of the Board of 
Public Works. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and appro- 
priate $1200.00 under Article 16. 

Article 17 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of sixty-five hundred ($6500.00) dollars for the purpose 
of modernizing the street lighting along North Main and Main 
Streets from the Lawrence-Andover line to the first sodium light 
at Chapel Avenue. It is recommended by the Board of Public 
Works that the present lighting be eliminated and that ninety- 
five (95) high intensity suspension type units be installed at a 
mounting height of not less than twenty-five feet, on petition of 
the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to postpone 
Article 17 to next Annual Town Meeting. 

Article 18 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to purchase three dump trucks and appropriate the 

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sum of twelve thousand ($12000.00) dollars therefor, and that the 
prices allowed for three old DIAMOND T trucks purchased in 
1939 be used as part payment for the new dump trucks, on peti- 
tion of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and appro- 
priate $10000.00 under Article 18. 

Article 19 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to purchase a 5 H.P. compressor for the Garage and 
Repair Shop to replace an old compressor which is worn out and 
now of insufficient capacity and appropriate the sum of seven 
hundred ($700.00) dollars therefor, and that the price allowed for 
the old compressor be used as part payment for the new compres- 
sor on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and ap- 
propriate $700.00 under Article 19. 

Article 20 — To see if the town will vote to exchange with 
Phillips Academy two small areas of land on Highland Road for 
a small area of land at the corner of Chestnut Street and Highland 
Road on petition of the Board of Public Works (this exchange will 
make it possible to make a much better approach from Chestnut 
Street to Highland Road). 

The description of land from the Trustees of Phillips Academy 
to the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover is as follows: 

Beginning at a point in the southerly line of Chestnut Street, 
said point being 29.69' easterly from a drill in a stone, thence by 
the face of the wall easterly, southerly and southwesterly by 
several courses 114' more or less to a point in the westerly side 
of Highland Road; thence N. 41°-43 / E. by remaining land of the 
grantor 30.5' to a point; thence, still by remaining land of the 
grantor by a curve to the left having a radius of 30' a distance of 
66.45' to the point in the southerly side of Chestnut Street and 
place of beginning. Said parcel contains 720 sq. ft. more or less 
and is shown on the subdivision and acceptance plan of Chestnut 
Corner Development made December 1947, by Clinto F.Goodwin, 
Registered Engineer and recorded herewith. 

The descriptions of land from the Town of Andover to the 
Trustees of Phillips Academy are as follows: 

Two separate parcels of land on the westerly side of Highland 

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Road and lying adjacent to one another and bounded and des- 
cribed as follows: 

Parcel A. Beginning at the southwesterly corner thereof at a 
stake at the face of the wall and said westerly side of Highland 
Road, thence running northeasterly by land of the grantee and 
by the easterly face of said wall 69' more or less to a point thence 
running still northeasterly a little more easterly, still by said wall 
and by said land of the grantee 57.5' more or less to a drill hole in 
a stone; thence turning and running S. 40°-17'W. by the grantor's 
land and Highland Road 125.0' to a stake and point of beginning. 

Said parcel contains 330 square feet more or less. 

Parcel B. Beginning at a drill hole in a stone in the wall on said 
westerly side of Highland Road, said drill hole marking the north- 
easterly corner of Parcel A. as described above; thence running 
northeasterly by the easterly face of said wall and by land of the 
grantee 71' more or less to a point, thence running northeasterly a 
little more easterly still by the wall and said land of the grantee 
49' more or less to a point in the wall marking the southwesterly 
corner of land this day conveyed by the grantee to the grantor, 
thence turning and running S. 41°-43 / W. by remaining land of the 
grantor 7.0' to a point, thence S. 53°-37' W., still by remaining 
land of the grantor, 111.52 / to a drill hole in a stone in said wall 
and point of beginning. 

Said parcel contains 390 square feet by the same more or less. 

Both of said parcels are shown on the plan Subdivision and 
Acceptance Plan of Chestnut Corner Development made De- 
cember, 1947 by Clinton F. Goodwin, Registered Engineer and 
recorded herewith. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to accept as printed 
in the warrant. 

Article 21 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to relocate the stone wall and regrade the road in the 
vicinity of Chestnut Street and Highland Road and appropriate 
the sum of five hundred ($500.00) dollars therefor, on petition of 
the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and appro- 
priate $500.00 under Article 21. 

Article 22 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
an additional sum of three thousand ($3000.00) dollars for the 

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purpose of installing a new pump intake suction pipe at the 
Haggetts Pond Pumping Station in accordance with plans of 
Weston & Sampson, Engineers, all work to be done under the 
supervision of the Board of Public Works; and no work to be 
started until approved by a majority vote of each of the following 
boards: The Board of Public Works, Board of Selectmen and the 
Finance Committee. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and appro- 
priate $2000.00 under Article 22. 

Article 23 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of ten thousand ($10000.00) dollars to reinforce and 
partially rebuild the bridge on Stevens Street on petition of the 
Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and appro- 
priate $2000.00 under Article 23. 

Article 24 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of seven thousand ($7000.00) dollars for the purpose of 
installing new pumping equipment, gasoline tank, Venturi meter, 
etc., at the Bancroft Road Pumping Station in accordance with 
plans of Weston & Sampson, Engineers, all work to be done under 
the supervision of the Board of Public Works ; and no work to be 
started until approved by a majority vote of each of the following 
boards : The Board of Public Works, the Board of Selectmen and 
the Finance Committee. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED that the town raise 
and appropriate the sum of sixty-five hundred dollars ($6500.00) 
for the purpose of installing pumping equipment, meters, and 
appurtenances at the Bancroft Road Pumping Station, in ac- 
cordance with the plans of Weston & Sampson, the work to be 
done under the supervision of the Board of Public Works; and 
no work to be done until approved by a majority of the following 
boards: the Selectmen, the Board of Public Works, and the 
Finance Committee. 

Article 25 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of one thousand ($1000.00) dollars to assist in building 
a road up Wood Hill off Haggetts Pond Road providing the Radio 
Company which is to locate there will spend at least three times 
as much as the Town, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

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Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and ap- 
propriate $1000.00 to assist in building a road up Wood Hill off 
Haggetts Pond Road providing the Radio Company which is to 
locate there will spend at least three times as much as the Town 
and further provided that no contribution be made by the Town 
until the contract between the Radio Company and Town of 
Andover be approved by the Board of Public Works and by the 
Finance Committee. 

Article 26 — To see if the town will authorize the purchase of a 
new 13^-ton truck with power winch for use in the Tree and Moth 
Departments and appropriate twenty-eight hundred and fifty 
($2850.00) dollars together with any sum received for a worn out 
1934 13^-ton truck traded in, as referred from Town Meeting 
1947. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and appro- 
priate $2850.00 under Article 26. 

Article 27 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of twenty-five hundred ($2500.00) dollars for the pur- 
chase of a new mist blower type spraying machine for use in the 
Moth Department, in the control of insects including the elm 
bark beetles, carrier of the Dutch Elm Disease; and authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to sell an old Guptill solid stream sprayer. 

Article defeated. 

Article 28 — To see if the town will vote to authorize the School 
Committee to continue to maintain State-aided vocational educa- 
tion in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 74, General 
Laws, and Acts amendatory thereto, or dependent thereon, and 
further raise and appropriate the sum of nine hundred ($900.00) 
dollars therefor. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and appro- 
priate $900.00 under Article 28. 

A Hide 29 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of forty-six hundred ($4600.00) dollars for the purpose 
of converting one of the present boilers in the Shawsheen School 
to oil. This sum to be expended only when in the opinion of the 
Board of Selectmen it will not contribute to the present or a 
future oil shortage, on the petition of the Andover School Com- 
mittee. 

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Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and appro- 
priate $4000.00 for the purchase of automatic coal or oil heating 
unit for Shawsheen School. 

Article 30 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $2500.00 to be used as follows: to grade and pave 
a playing surface for the Shawsheen Village School yard. This 
money would be spent under this direction of the School Com- 
mittee. (This project has the approval of the School Committee.) 
On petition of Shawsheen Village Parent-Teacher Association 
and others. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and appro- 
priate $2500.00 under Article 30. 

Article 31 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of $500.00 to be used to purchase a snow plow for use on 
truck at Spring Grove Cemetery, on petition of trustees of Spring 
Grove Cemetery. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED Article 31 be with- 
drawn. 

Article 32 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to install a water main on Sunset Rock Road from 
the hydrant in front of the property of Mr. V. E. Nunez to the 
corner of Hidden Road, a distance of approximately 770 feet and 
thence along Hidden Road northerly from the corner of Sunset 
Rock Road to an existing dead end a distance of approximately 
150 feet and appropriate the sum of thirty-five hundred ($3500.- 
00) dollars therefor, on petition of Ealph A. Bailey and others 
referred from Town Meeting, 1947. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED — Article 32 be 
indefinitely postponed. 

Article 33 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main on Red Spring Road a 
distance of approximately twelve hundred (1200) feet and appro- 
priate the sum of seven thousand six hundred ($7600.00) dollars 
therefor, on petition of Patrick F. Donovan and others. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and ap- 
propriate $7600.00 under Article 33. No work to start until two 
houses are framed on sills and approved by a majority of the 

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Board of Public Works, Board of Selectmen and Finance Com- 
mittee. 

Article 34 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to extend the ten-inch water main from the corner of 
Haggetts Pond Road and Bailey Road along Bailey Road a dis- 
tance of twenty-nine hundred feet (2900) and appropriate the 
sum of seventeen thousand two hundred ($17200.00) dollars 
therefor, on petition of George E. Flint and others. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and appro- 
priate $900.00 under Article 34 and the Board of Public Works 
lay pipe along Bailey Road as far as possible. 

Article 35 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to extend the water main from the hydrant near the 
State Police Barracks along Gould Road a distance of seventeen 
hundred (1700) feet and appropriate the sum of seven thousand 
five hundred ($7500.00) dollars therefor, on petition of Robert 
M. Nichols and others. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and appro- 
priate $7500.00 under Article 35. 

Article 36 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to extend the water main from the corner of Beacon 
Street and High Plain Road along Beacon Street a distance of 
nine hundred and sixty (960) feet and appropriate the sum of 
forty-five hundred ($4500.00) dollars on petition of Carl H. 
Stevens and others. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and ap- 
propriate $4500.00 under Article 36 provided before any work is 
begun on installation that at least three houses be erected on a 
foundation fully framed in and that the approval is obtained of 
the Board of Selectmen, Board of Public Works and the Finance 
Committee. 

Article 37 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to extend the water main on High Plain Road a dis- 
tance of four hundred (400) feet and appropriate the sum of two 
thousand one hundred ($2100.00) dollars therefore, on petition of 
Miles R. Ward, and others. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to lay Article 37 
on the table. 

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Article 38 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to widen Dascomb Road from the corner of Andover 
Street a distance of approximately four hundred (400) feet and 
appropriate the sum of two thousand six hundred and sixty-five 
($2665.00) dollars therefor, on petition of John W. Hall and 
others. 

(The above amount includes a sufficient sum for the purchase 
of a strip of land adjacent to Dascomb Rd.) 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and appro- 
priate $1500.00 under Article 38 provided property can be ob- 
tained either by purchase or condemnation that will permit the 
proper widening of the road by removal of fill from the easterly 
side of Dascomb Road at the intersection of Andover Street and 
the use of such fill to build up the westerly side of Dascomb Road. 

Article 39 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to install sewer lines on Burnham Road from the corner 
of High Street to Arundel Street a distance of two thousand five 
hundred and thirty-five (2535) feet and also on Dufton Road, 
from the corner of Burnham Road a distance of seven hundred 
(700) feet and appropriate the sum of twenty-nine thousand, one 
hundred and fifteen ($29115.00) dollars and assess betterments 
upon the estates benefitted by the above extensions on petition of 
Higus Asoian and others. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and appro- 
priate $27665.00 under Article 39. 

Article 40 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to install a sewer line on Chestnut Street from the 
present dead and near Upland Road a distance of 1000 feet and 
appropriate the sum of $8000.00 and assess betterments upon 
the estates benefitted by the above extension on petition of Mrs. 
Willard H. Currier and others. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and appro- 
priate $4000.00 under Article 40. 

Article 41 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to install a drainage system on the following 
streets, Yale Road; George Street; Dartmouth Road; between 
Yale Road and George Street; Green Street; a section of Corbet t 
Street; Princeton Road; Sherbourne Street; a section of William 

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Street; and from William Street to the brook which is on the 
south side of William Street and appropriate the sum of forty- 
eight thousand ($48000.00) dollars therefor, on petition of 
Nicholas Grieco and others. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to refer to next 
Annual Town Meeting. 

Article 42 — To see if the town will vote to accept as a public 
way, Alderbrook Road, described as follows: 

Northerly Line: 

Beginning at a bound in the westerly line of South Main St., 
said bound being 255.34' northerly from a Massachusetts High- 
way Bound marking an angle in the westerly line of said South 
Main Street; thence running North 85°-35 / -40 // ; West 143' to a 
bound; thence North 85°-10 , -40 ,/ West 88' to a bound; thence 
North 76°-49 / -40 // W. 1 15.61' to a bound; thence by a curve to 
the left having a radius of 234.25', a distance of 29.4' to a bound; 
thence North 84°- 1' West 541.29' to a bound ; thence by a curve to 
the right having a radius of 319.48', a distance of 71.7' to a bound; 
thence North 71°-9'-40" West 218.75' to a bound; thence by a 
curve to the left having a radius of 884.06' a distance of 297.62' to 
a bound ; thence by a curve to the right having a radius of 322.36', 
a distance of 300.5' to a bound; thence still by a curve to the 
right having a radius of 352.81', a distance of 155.57' to a 
bound; thence North ll°-46'-30" West 47.71' to a bound in the 
easterly line of Sunset Rock Road. 

Southerly Line: 

Beginning at a bound in the westerly line of South Main St., 
said bound being 205.33' northerly from a Massachusetts High- 
way Bound marking an angle in the westerly line of said South 
Main Street; thence running North 89°-35'-40" West 340.77' to 
a bound; thence North 81°-58'-30" West 139.47' to a bound; 
thence North 84°-01' West 436.76' to a bound, thence by a curve 
to the right having a radius of 384.48' a distance of 86.28' to a 
bound; thence North 71°-09'-40" West 218.75' to a bound; 
thence by a curve to the left having a radius of 819.06', a distance 
of 275.74' to a bound; thence by a curve to the right having a 
radius of 387.36', a distance of 320.71' to a bound, thence by a 

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curve to the left having a radius of 24.51/, a distance of 52.22' to 
a bound in the easterly line of Sunset Rock Road. 

Said road being 65' in width throughout the greater portion of 
its length, excepting at the easterly end thereof where it joins 
South Main Street, which is 50' in width and at its westerly end 
where it widens to join Sunset Rock Road. 

Reference is hereby made to a plan of said road made January 
17, 1947 by Clinton F. Goodwin, Registered Engineer, Haverhill, 
Massachusetts, said plan being recorded at the office of the Town 
Clerk in the Town House, Andover, Mass., and at the North 
Essex Registry of Deeds at Lawrence, Mass. at which Registry 
said plan is numbered 1699. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED that the town ac- 
cept as a public way, Alderbrook Road, described as follows: 

Northerly Line: 

Beginning at bound in the westerly line of South Main St. said 
bound being 255.34' northerly from a Massachusetts Highway 
bound marking an angle in the westerly line of said South Main 
Street; thence running North 85°-35' 40" West 143' to a bound; 
thence North 85°-10'-40" West 88' to a bound; thence North 
76°-49'-40" W 7 . 115.61' to a bound: thence by a curve to the left 
having a radius of 234.25', a distance of 29.4' to a bound; thence 
North 84°-l' West 541.29' to a bound; thence by a curve to the 
right having a radius of 319.48', a distance of 71.7' to a bound; 
thence North 71°-09 , -40" West 128.50' to a bound. 

Southerly Line: 

Beginning at a bound in the westerly line of South Main St., 
said bound being 205.33' northerly from a Massachusetts High- 
way Bound marking an angle in the westerly line of said South 
Main Street; thence running North 89°-35 , -40" West 430.77' to 
a bound thence North 81°-58'-30" West 139.47' to a bound; 
thence North 84 o -01' West 436.76' to a bound; thence by a curve 
to the right having a radius of 384.48', a distance of 86.28' to a 
bound; thence North 71°-09'-40" West 130.20' to a bound. 

Reference is hereby made to a plan of said road made Jan. 17, 
1947 by Clinton F. Goodwin, Registered Engineer, Haverhill, 
Mass. said plan being recorded at the office of the Town Clerk in 
the Town House, Andover, Mass., and at the North Essex Regis- 

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try of Deeds at Lawrence, Mass. at which Registry said plan is 
numbered 1699. 

Article 43 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $2000.00 to be spent under the direction of the 
Board of Public Works to rough grade Veterans' Housing Project 
at the Corner of Burnham Road and High Street, on petition of 
Elizabeth L. Buchan and others. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and appro- 
priate $500.00 under Article 43. 

Article 44 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of six hundred and fifty dollars ($650.00) to insure pupils 
of the Junior and Senior High schools for injuries incurred while 
playing in supervised athletic contests and in competitive physi- 
cal educational games, according to the General Laws, Chapter 
10, Section 5, Paragraph 40A. Said sum of money to be spent 
under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen. On petition of 
Charles O. McCullom and others. 

Upon motion duly seconded Article 44 defeated. 

Article 45 — To see if the town will vote to accept the sum of 
$3215.75 received in 1947 for the perpetual care of lots in Spring 
Grove Cemetery and $647.79 for placing flowers on four (4) 
graves in the same cemetery, on petition of Thaxter Eaton, 
Treasurer. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to accept Article 

45 as read. 

Article 46 — To see if the Town will vote to remove any restric- 
tions there may be on use of land .at southwest corner of School 
and Central Streets, as voted by town in Article 14, Annual Town 
Meeting, March 4, 1889. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to accept Article 

46 as read. 

Article 47 — To see if the town will vote to have the Moderator 
appoint a committee of five, to be known as the Nathan C. 
Hamblin Memorial Committee, to study and report at the next 
Annual Town Meeting some plans for a memorial to perpetuate 
the memory of one, who through his long years of service, en- 

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deared himself to us all. On petition of Harold W. B. Bendroth 
and others. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to accept Article 
47 as read. 

Article 48 — To determine what disposition shall be made of 
unexpended appropriations and free cash in the treasury. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED that all unex- 
pended appropriations be turned into the treasury, except the 
following : 

Article 14 (1941)— B.P.W. Machinery Fund $2088.76 

Article 5 (1945) — Improving water system 5110. 14 

Article 6 (1945) — Improving sewer system 2094. 13 
Article 19 (1945) — Special Committee on Sewer System 1000 . 00 

Article 55 (1946)— William St. Sewer 1650.00 

Article 56 (1946)— William St. Water Main 1950.00 

Article 2 (Dec. 1945)— Snow Equipment 12022.70 

Article 5 — Haggetts Pond Pumping Station 11819.99 

Article 21— Roger's Brook 727 . 32 

Article 22— Stevens St. Bridge 6000.00 

Article 23— B.P.W. Garage 3016 . 20 

Article 26— Shawsheen Rd. 2488 . 29 

Article 27 — Ballardvale Playground 664.07 

Article 38— Green St. Wall 121 . 32 

Article 41 — County Rd. Water Extension 622.59 

Article 22 (1944)— Shaw Property Plan 2500.00 

Article 8 (1946)— History of Andover 2000.00 

Article 37 (1946) — Shawsheen Winter Rec. Program 360.49 

Article 39 (1946)— Ice Skating Program 215 .05 

Article 8— Traffic Lights Conduit 480 . 00 

Article 32 — Shawsheen School Grading 580.88 

That $15,000.00 of the Overlay Reserve be transferred to the 
Reserve Fund and that $65,000.00 free cash be voted to the 
Assessors to Reduce the 1948 tax rate, and to offset appropri- 
ations for capital outlays voted in preceding articles. 

Article 49 — To act upon the report of the Town Officers. 
Upon motion duly seconded it was VO TED to accept the report 
of the Town Officers and place on file. 

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Article 50 — To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED that the meeting 
be dissolved. 

Time 11:37 P.M. 



Appointments by the Moderator 

Finance Committee (One Year) — Howell M. Stillman, Stanley 
F. Swanton, Victor J. Mill, Jr., Dr. Harry V. Byrne, Harold G. 
Bowen, Ellsworth H. Lewis, George E. Abbot. 

Nathan C. Haniblin Memorial Committee — Chester W. Holland, 
Henry S. Hopper, Burton S. Flagg, Agnes V. Dugan, Thisbe G. 
Comins. 

The foregoing is a true record of the doings of the meeting. 

Attest: 

George H. Winslow, Town Clerk 



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Special Town Meeting 

MAY 18, 1948 



Agreeably to a Warrant signed by the Selectmen, May 8, 1948, 
the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover, qualified to vote in 
Town Affairs, met and assembled in the Memorial Auditorium on 
Bartlet Street, on Tuesday, the eighteenth day of May, 1948, 
at 7:30 o'clock P.M. 

The meeting was called to order by the Moderator, Arthur 
Sweeney, at 7:30 P.M. Prayer was offered by Rev. Henry B. 
Smith. Selectman J. Everett Collins led in a salute to the flag. 
It was the unanimous consent of the meeting to admit the follow- 
ing persons: Frank G. McCarthy, Jr., member of the press, Dr. 
and Mrs. Harold Stiegler and Arthur E. Sunderland of North 
Andover. 

The Contable's return was read by the Town Clerk and each 
article read in reading the entire warrant, and individually as 
each article was taken up. (return at the end of records) 

Took up 

Article 1 — To see if the town will determine that a housing 
authority as authorized by Section 26K, Chapter 121, General 
Laws, is needed and authorize the selectmen to appoint a housing 
authority as provided by said Chapter 121 or take any action 
relative thereto and to appropriate the sum of five hundred dol- 
lars for such use as said housing authority may deem necessary. 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was VOTED that the 
town has determined that a housing authority as authorized by 
Section 26K, Chapter 121, General Laws is needed and authorize 
the Board of Selectmen to appoint a housing authority as pro- 
vided in said Chapter 121 and to appropriate the sum of five 
hundred dollars for such use as said housing authority may deem 
necessary. 

Article 2 — To see if the town will appropriate the sum of two 
hundred and eighty dollars for rental of rooms tor Disabled 
American Veterans Post No. 18. 

Upon motion made and duly seconded il was VOTED to 

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appropriate the sum of two hundred and eighty dollars for rental 
of rooms for Disabled American Veterans Post No. 18. 

Article 3 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
$5000.00 and authorize the Board of Public Works to lay sewer 
in Topping Road and Franklin Avenue, on petition of Wilfred 
Laroche, and others. 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was VOTED to refer 
the whole matter to next annual Town Meeting. 

Article 4 — To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

Moved and seconded, that the meeting be adjourned at 8:15 
P.M. 

The check lists were used and 170 voters were admitted to the 
meeting. 

Essex, ss. Andover, May 18, 1948 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one of the 
Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the inhabitants 
of said town, to meet at the time and places and for the purposes 
stated in said warrant, by posting a true and attested copy of the 
same on the Town House, on each Schoolhouse and in no less 
than five other public places where bills and notices are usually 
posted and by publication in the Andover Townsman. Said war- 
rants have been posted and published seven days. 

George N. Sparks, Constable 
A true record: 

Attest: 

George H. W t inslow, Town Clerk 



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Special Town Meeting 

DECEMBER 27, 1948 



Agreeably to a Warrant signed by the Selectmen, December 
15, 1948 the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover, qualified to 
vote in Town Affairs, met and assembled in the Memorial Audi- 
torium on Bartlet Street, on Monday, the twenty-seventh day 
of December, 1948, at 7:30 o'clock P.M. 

The meeting was called to order by the Moderator, Arthur 
Sweeney, at 7:30 P.M. Prayer was offered by Rev. Frederick B. 
Noss. Selectman J. Everett Collins led in a salute to the flag. It 
was the unanimous consent of the meeting to admit the following 
persons: Jean Hardisty, Frank McCarthy, Jr., members of the 
press, Mrs. Jarina Perl, Clinton F. Goodwin, Joseph Corwin, 
Joseph Campopiano, Mrs. Agnes Murray, Miss Rosamond 
Murray, Miss Esther Murray, Mrs. Charles Hatch, Mr. Charles 
M. Poore, Mrs. Thayer B. Poore. 

The Constable's return was read by the Town Clerk and each 
article read individually as taken up (return at the end of records). 

Took up 

Article 1 — To determine what sums of money shall be appro- 
priated to supplement the annual budget items for the following 
purposes: 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was VOTED to raise 
and appropriate: 

Fire Department 1000 . 00 

Public Welfare 1600.00 

Sewer Department 1000 . 00 

School Department 4500.00 

Article 2 — To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning 
By-Law by creating a new Multiple Residence District as follows: 

1. Section 111 of the Zoning By-Law is amended by adding a 
sixth type of District reading "6. Multiple Residence District." 

2. A new section IV-A is added to the Zoning By-Law reading 
as follows: 

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SECTION IV-A 

Multiple Residence Districts 

In multiple Residence Districts no building or structure shall 
be more than IY2 stories in height and no building or structure 
shall be so arranged or designed to be used in any part except for 
one or more of the following purposes : 

1. Any use permitted in Single Residence Districts. 

2. Two or more attached houses or an apartment building. 

3. Such accessory uses, including recreational buildings, and 
heating plants, as are customary in connection with the uses 
enumerated in clauses 1 and 2. 

Article 3 — To see if the town will vote to amend the "Zoning 
Map of the Town of Andover, Massachusetts, dated January 27, 
1936 " as signed by the Planning Board and on file with the Town 
Clerk to denominate the following area as a "Multiple Residence 
District": 

A certain parcel of land in Andover bounded and described as 
follows : 

Beginning at the northeasterly corner thereof at a point in the 
westerly line of Morton Street Extension, so-called, and at the 
southeasterly corner of land of Mary C. Manning: 

Thence running southwesterly, southerly and southeasterly by 
the westerly line of said Morton Street Extension four hundred 
nine (409) feet more or less to a point at land of Agnes C. Murray, 
et al; 

Thence running southwesterly by said land of Murray, land of 
McCarthy, and land of Stevens, and by a line which is one hun- 
dred fifty (150) feet northerly from and parallel with the northerly 
line of Morton Street three hundred thirty-three feet (333) more, 
or less to a stone wall at land of James and Ellen Coates : 

Thence northwesterly by the center line of the wall as it now 
stands and land of said Coates five hundred ten (510) feet more or 
less to other land of said Coates : 

Thence northeasterly one hundred ninety-eight (198) feet more 
or less by land of said Coates and northwesterly, still by land of 
Coates, fifty-five (55) feet to land of said Mary C. Manning: 

Thence easterly by the wall as it now stands and land of said 
Manning three hundred eighteen and five tenths (318.5) feet 

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more or less to Morton Street Extension and the point of begin- 
ning. 

Containing in all four and six-tenths (4.6) acres more or less. 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was VOTED to take 
up Articles 2 and 3 at one time. 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was VOTED to accept 
Articles 2 and 3 as read, 167 in the affirmative and 26 in the neg- 
ative. 

Article 4 — To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board of 
Public Works to install a sewer in Morton Street from the inter- 
section of Morton and Chestnut Streets, southerly a distance of 
about 660 feet and appropriate the sum of $6451.20 therefor. 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was VOTED to raise 
and appropriate the sum of $6451.20 under Article 4. 

Article 5 — -To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
an additional sum of three thousand, two hundred (83200.00) 
dollars for the purpose of paying the balance due on the recent 
installation of a pump intake suction pipe at the Haggetts Pond 
Pumping Station, originally authorized and appropriated for 
under Article 5, 1947 and Article 22, 1948. 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was VOTED to raise 
and appropriate the sum of $3200.00 under Article 5. 

Article 6 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
an additional sum of seven thousand ($7000.00) dollars for the 
purpose of building a new steel bridge on Stevens Street, originally 
authorized and appropriated for under Article 22, 1947, and Ar- 
ticle 23, 1948. 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was VOTED to raise 
and appropriate the sum of $7000.00 under Article 6. 

Article 7 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
a sum of fifteen thousand two hundred (SI 5200.00) dollars to 
construct a new bridge on Central Street over the Shawsheen 
River and the type of bridge to be determined by the bids re- 
ceived only on the approval of the Board of Selectmen, the 
Finance Committee and the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was VOTED to raise 
and appropriate the sum of $15200.00 under Article 7. 

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Article 8 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of thirty thousand ($30000.00) dollars to construct a 
new bridge on Andover Street, Ballardvale, over the Shawsheen 
River and the work to proceed only on the approval of the Board 
of Selectmen, the Finance Committee and Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was VOTED that 
Article 8 be referred to the next Annual Town Meeting and that 
the Board of Public Works be requested to report the cost of 
suitable repairs. 

Article 9 — To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

Moved and seconded, that the meeting be adjourned at 9:30 
P.M. 

The check lists were used and 215 voters were admitted to the 
meeting. 

Essex, ss. Andover, December 27, 1948 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one of the 
Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the inhabitants 
of said town, to meet at the time and place and for the purposes 
stated in said warrant, by posting a true and attested copy of the 
same on the Town House, on each Schoolhouse and in no less 
than five other public places where bills and notices are usually 
posted and by publication in the Andover Townsman. Said 
warrants have been posted and published seven days. 

George N. Sparks, Constable 
A true record: 

Attest: 

George H. Winslow, Town Clerk 



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Report of the Town Clerk 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

I hereby submit my report for the office of the Town Clerk for 
the year 1948. 

The total number of registered voters in Andover at the close of 
registration October 1, 1948 was 7272 by precincts as follows: 



1 


1645 




2 


1566 




3 


1509 




4 


744 




5 


624 




6 


1184 

7272 




VITAL STATISTICS 






Number of births recorded 




197 


Males 


98 




Females 


99 




Number of deaths recorded 




158 


Males 


78 




Females 


80 




Number of marriages 




165 


Respectfully submitted, 






George H. Win slow, Town 


Clerk 



II 



Report of the 
Town Accountant 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE YEAR 
ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1948 



January 1, 1949 



To the Board of Selectmen: 
Andover, Mass. 



Gentlemen : 

In accordance with Chapter 41, Section 61 of the General 
Laws, I submit herewith my annual report for the year ending 
December 31, 1948. 

A detailed statement of the receipts and their sources, and of 
the payments and the purposes therefor, follows. The condition 
of the various trust funds, as well as the Town of Andover Retire- 
ment Fund, sources of incomes and the amounts paid out are also 
set forth. A statement of the temporary loans, maturing debt and 
interest is included. 

A balance sheet, which is appended to this report, was prepared 
showing the assets and liabilities as of December 31, 1948. 

The State Auditors have complied with statutes and audited 
the Town books for the year ending December 31, 1947. They are 
now auditing the town accounts for 1948. 

May I express my thanks for the co-operation accorded to me 
by your Board, as well as by each Town Department during the 
past year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

George C. Napier, 
Town Accountant 



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Appropriations for 1948 

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING, MARCH 8, 1948 

General Government $ 43,869.00 
Protection to Persons and Property 1 3 6 , 304 . 00 

Health and Sanitation 61,323.32 

Highways 163,268.00 

Charities and Veterans' Service 97,200 . 00 

Schools and Libraries 311,361.00 

Recreation and Unclassified 49,657.00 

Enterprises and Cemeteries 97,460.00 

Interest and Maturing Debt 45,151 . 25 



Total Appropriations, March 8, 1948 $1,005,593.57 

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING, MAY 18, 1948 

Article 1, Housing Authority $ 500.00 

Article 2, Disabled American Vet- 
erans, Post 18, Rental of Rooms 280.00 



Total Appropriations, May 18, 1948 $780.00 

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING, DECEMBER 27, 1948 

Article 1, To supplement Annual Budget Items for the following 
purposes : 

Fire Department $1000.00 

Public Welfare 1600.00 

Sewer Department 1000 . 00 

School Department 4500.00 



$8100.00 
Article 4, Sewer, Morton Street 6451 . 20 

Article 5, Additional for Intake 

Suction Pipe at Haggetts Pond 3200 . 00 

Article 6, Additional for Stevens 

Street Bridge 7000.00 

Article 7, New Bridge, Central 

Street 15200.00 



Total Appropriations, December 27, 1948 $39,951.20 

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Receipts for 1948 



Tax Collector $721,708.04 

Treasurer, Dog Tax, Loan, etc. 9,718.68 

Town Clerk, Fees and Licenses 4,140.70 

Board of Selectmen, Licenses 7,543.50 

Police Department: 

Fines and Permits $ 351 . 50 

Parking Meters 3,848.51 



4,200.01 
Fire Department, Ambulance, Oil Burner 

Inspections, Sale of Equipment, etc. 398 . 65 

Municipal Property, Rentals, Sale of Dump Shed 471 . 67 

Building Inspector's Fees 1,444.50 

Sealer of Weights and Measures Fees 1 15 . 08 

Wire Inspector's Fees 375.00 

Public Weigher's Fees 43 . 00 

Tree Department 2.00 

Board of Health, Licenses and Fees 607.50 

Health and Sanitation, Subsidies and Fees 1,611.37 

Board of Public Works, Old Equipment and Licenses 86 . 00 
Highways : 
From State: 

For Snow Plowing $ 35 1 . 00 

Division of Highways, Chapter 90 



Contract 10421 


897. 


09 




Contract 11081 


4,787. 


05 




From County: 








Contract 11081 


2,393 


.52 










$ 8,428.66 


Infirmary 






1,670.80 


Reimbursement for Public Welfare 






1,323.25 


Aid to Dependent Children 






2,910.44 


Old Age Assistance 






37,137.74 


Veterans' Service 






579.75 


Amount Carried Forward 






$804,516.34 



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Amount Brought Forward $804,516.34 

Veterans' Service, Sale and Surveying of Veterans' 

Lots and Photostats 191 . 35 

School Department, Tuition, Rentals, etc. 1,855 . 71 

Library Department, Income and Fines 3,914.67 

Water Department, Rates and Services 65,060.26 

Cemetery Department 4,994 . 65 
Trust and Investments: 

Perpetual Cares $4,732 . 49 

Trust Funds 1,840.63 





6,573.12 


Withholding Taxes 


48,538.60 


War Savings Bonds 


3,970.25 


Blue Cross 


4,940.66 


Commonwealth of Massachusetts: 




Income Tax $ 79,749.29 




Corporation Tax 121 ,636 . 19 




Meal Tax 2,478.49 




Hawkers' and Pedlars' Licenses 17.00 




Vocational Education 800 . 68 




Reimbursement Loss Taxes 518 . 89 




Aid to Dependent Children Grants 2,905.59 




Old Age Assistance Grants 46,656.49 




George-Barden School Fund 210.00 






$254,972.62 




Refunds 


2,106.42 


Total Receipts, 1948 


$1,201,634.65 



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Expenditures for 1948 



APPROPRIATION AC 


COUNTS 




SELECTMEN 






Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$2554.00 


Salaries, Selectmen 




$1000.00 




Salaries, Clerks 




1100.00 




Office Maintenance 




336.05 




Total Expenditures 


$2436.05 




Balance to Revenue 




117.95 






$2554.00 


$2554.00 


ACCOUNTANT 






Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$4490.00 


Salary, Accountant 




$3022.00 




Salary, Clerk 




780.00 




Office Maintenance, Etc. 




514.34 




Total Expenditures 


$4316.34 




Balance to Revenue 




173.66 






$4490.00 


$4490.00 


TREASURER 








Cr. 






Appropriation 






$3910.00 


Transfer from Reserve Fund 






328.00 



Amount Carried Forward 



$4,238.00 



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Amount Brought Forward 

Salary, Treasurer 
Salaries, Clerks 
Office Maintenance 



Dr. 



Total Expenditures 
Balance to Overlay Reserve 



$3106.01 
354.72 
764.80 

$4225.53 
12.47 

$4238.00 



$4,238.00 



$4238.00 



TAX COLLECTOR 

Cr. 



Dr. 



Appropriation 

Transfer from Reserve Fund 

Salary, Tax Collector 
Salary, Clerk 
Office Maintenance 



Total Expenditures 
Balance to Overlay Reserve 



$3138.37 
2233.75 
1438.46 


$6763.00 
50.00 


$6810.58 

2.42 




$6813.00 


$6813.00 



ASSESSORS 

Cr. 



Appropriation 




$8160.00 


Petty Cash Refund 




5.00 


Refund 




3.00 


Dr. 






Salaries, Board of Assessors 


$1200.00 




Assistant Assessors 


600.00 




Salaries, Clerks 


3120.00 




Engineering 


2184.31 




Office Maintenance 


806.51 




Total Expenditures 


$7910.82 




Balance to Revenue 


257.18 






$8168.00 


SSI 68. 00 



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TOWN CLERK 






Cr. 




Appropriation 


Dr. 


S5177.00 


Salary, Town Clerk 


$3185.98 




Salary, Clerk 


1761.26 




Office Maintenance 


187.46 





Total Expenditures $5134.70 

Balance to Revenue 42.30 



S5177.00 


S5177.00 


MODERATOR 




Cr. 




Appropriation 


$20.00 


Transfer from Reserve Fund 


10.00 


Dr. 




Salary, Moderator $30 . 00 




$30.00 


$30.00 


FINANCE COMMITTEE 




Cr. 




Appropriation 


$20.00 


Dr. 




Membership Fee $10 . 00 




Balance to Revenue 10.00 




$20.00 


$20.00 


TOWN COUNSEL 




Cr. 




Appropriation 


$750.00 


Dr. 




Salary, Town Counsel S500 . 00 




Court Services, Etc. 211 . 50 




Total Expenditures 711.50 




Balance to Revenue 38 . 50 





$750.00 $750.00 

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DOG OFFICER 




Appropriation 


Cr. 




$225.00 




Dr. 






Salary, Dog Officer 




$225.00 






$225.00 


$225.00 


ANIMAL INSPECTOR 






Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$350.00 


Salary, Animal Inspector 




$325.00 




Balance to Revenue 




25.00 






$350.00 


$350.00 


PLANNING BOARD AND BOARD OF SURVEY 




Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$200.00 


Salary, Clerk 




$100.00 




Purchase Chairs 




17.10 




Total Expenditures 


$117.10 




Balance to Revenue 




82.90 






$200.00 


$200 . 00 


ELECTION AND REGISTRATION 






Cr. 






Appropriation 






$4880.00 


Transfer from Reserve Fund 


Dr. 




960.00 


Salaries, Registrars 




$ 320.40 




Assistant Registrars 




600.00 




Election Officers 




1783.00 




Election Expenses 




960.94 




Amount Carried Forward 


$3,664.34 


$5,840.00 



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Amount Brought Forward 

Street Lists 

Office Maintenance 


Reserve 


$3,664.34 

530.00 
1640.85 


Total Expenditures 
Balance to Overlay 


$5835.19 
4.81 



$5840.00 



$5,840.00 



$5840.00 



MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS 

Cr. 



Appropriations 

Salary, Janitor 

Extra Janitorial Assistance 

Maintenance of Buildings 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



Dr. 



$2391.25 

63.75 

3673.69 

$6128.69 
241.31 



$6370.00 



* 


$6370.00 


$6370.00 


POLICE DEPARTMENT 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$46854.00 


Dr. 






Salaries : 






Chief 


$ 3732.50 




Patrolmen 


34857.87 




Special Police, Matron and other 






Employees 


2551.72 




Office Maintenance 


1453.34 




Gasoline, Oil and Auto Maintenance 


2889.95 




Equipment, Traffic Lights, etc. 


1367.95 





Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



$46853.28 

.72 



$46854.00 $46854.00 



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ARTICLE 7— POLICE MAINTENANCE- 
PARKING METERS 

Cr. 
Appropriation $1600 . 00 

Dr. 
Police Maintenance $1008 . 00 

Balance to Revenue 592 . 00 



$1600.00 $1600.00 

ARTICLE 8— NEW CONDUIT TRAFFIC LIGHTS 

Cr. 
Appropriation $480 . 00 

Dr. 
Installation, Traffic Lights $478 . 00 

Balance to Revenue 2 . 00 



$480.00 $480.00 

ARTICLE 10— NEW POLICE CAR 

Cr. 
Appropriation $1387 . 00 

Dr. 
Purchase New Car $1312 . 58 

Balance to Revenue 74.42 



$1387.00 


$1387.00 


FIRE DEPARTMENT 




Cr. 




Appropriation 


$61428.00 


Additional Appropriation, Article 1 — 




Revenue 1949 


1000.00 


Refund 


3 . 50 


Dr. 




Salaries: 




Chief $ 3727.88 




Firemen 48015.92 





Amount Carried Forward $51,743 . 80 $62,431 . 50 

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Amount Brought Forward $51,743.80 

Call Men 3557.50 

Ambulance Assistance and Other 

Employees 24 . 46 

Apparatus, Hose and Truck Main- 
tenance 1901.96 

Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds 3790 . 86 



$62,431.50 



Office Maintenance 
Alarm Boxes 
Equipment 



Total Expenditures 
Balance to 1949 



389.55 
354.80 
624.58 

$62387.51 
43.99 





$62431. 


50 


$62431, 


.50 


BUILDING INSPECTOR 








Cr. 










Appropriation 






$1025.00 


Dr. 










Salary, Building Inspector 


$687. 


75 






Use of Car, Office Supplies, etc. 


324, 


44 
.19 






Total Expenditures 


$1012. 




Balance to Revenue 


12 


.81 







♦ 


$1025.00 


$1025.00 


WIRE INSPECTOR 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$750.00 


Dr. 






Salary, Wire Inspector 


$549.99 




Printing 


28.50 




Total Expenditures 


$578.49 




Balance to Revenue 


171.51 





$750.00 



$750.00 



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SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 

Cr. 
Appropriation $450 . 00 

Dr. 
Salary, Sealer of Weights and Measures $400 . 00 
Office Supplies, Seals, Dies, etc. 48 . 84 



Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



$448 . 84 
1.16 

$450.00 



$450.00 



MOTH SUPPRESSION 

Cr. 



Appropriation 




$7670.00 


Refund 


i 


7.92 


Dr. 






Salary, Moth Superintendent 


$1300.00 




Labor 


3808.23 




Office Maintenance 


230.35 




Gas, Oil and Truck Maintenance 


934.86 




Insecticides, Hardware and Tools 


1305.81 




Total Expenditures 


$7579.25 




Balance to Revenue 


98.67 






$7677.92 


$7677.92 


TREE WARDEN 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$10490.00 


Dr. 






Salary, Tree Warden 


$ 1586.00 




Labor 


7033.46 




Office Maintenance 


187.48 




Gasoline, Oil and Truck Maintenance 


765.37 




Trees, Hardware and Tools 


707.76 




Total Expenditures 


$10280.07 




Balance to Revenue 


209.93 






$10490.00 


$10490.00 



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ARTICLE 26— MOTH AND TREE DEPARTMENTS TRUCK 

Cr. 

Appropriation S2850 . 00 

Dr. 



Purchase New Truck 


S2630.05 




Balance to Revenue 


219.95 






S2850.00 


$2850.00 


FOREST FIRES 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$1800.00 


Dr. 






Salary, Fire Warden 


$225.00 




Wages, Fighting Fires 


185.75 




Gasoline, Oil and Truck Maintenance 


955.26 




Maintenance of Radio Equipment 


422.98 




Total Expenditures 


S1788.99 




Balance to Revenue 


11.01 





$1800.00 



$1800.00 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT 

Cr. 



Appropriation 




$5280.00 


Petty Cash Refund 




10.00 


Dr. 






Salaries, Board of Health 


S 300.00 




Salary, Agent 


2127.97 




Additional Clerical i\.ssistance 


55.00 




Office Maintenance 


237.47 




Rabies Vaccine and Dog Vaccinations 


270.75 




Baby Clinic 


367.87 




Milk Inspector, Salary and Expenses 


290.20 




Agent, Use of Car 


350.00 




Amount Carried Forward 


$3,999.26 


$5,290.00 



54 



Amount Brought Forward 

Plumbing Inspections 

Disposal of Dead Cats and Dogs 

Recording Vital Statistics 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



$3,999 


.26 


$5,290 


.00 


525 


.00 






109 


.00 






19 


.25 






$4652.51 




637 


.49 






$5290.00 


$5290.00 



CARE AND TREATMENT OF TUBERCULAR PATIENTS 

Cr. 



Appropriation 



$5000.00 



Dr. 



Care and Treatment of Tubercular 

Patients $1531.50 

Balance to Revenue 3468 . 50 



$5000 . 00 



$5000.00 



ESSEX COUNTY TUBERCULOSIS HOSPITAL 

Cr. 



Appropriation 



Dr. 



Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital $12098 . 32 



$1280.00 



$12098.32 



$12098.32 


$12098.32 


PUBLIC DUMP 




Cr. 




Appropriation 


SI 280. 00 


Dr. 




Salary, Keeper of the Dump $1035.00 




Balance to Revenue 245.00 





$1280.00 



55 



SEWER MAINTENANCE 




Cr. 






Appropriation ' 




$6000.00 


Additional Appropriation, Article 1 — 






Revenue 1949 




1000.00 


Dr. 






Salary, Superintendent 


$36.00 




Salary, Engineer 


36.00 




Labor 


3303.74 




Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 


2204.34 




Tools and Equipment 


1195.02 




Miscellaneous Expenses 


11.10 




Total Expenditures 


$6786.20 




Balance to 1949 


213.80 





$7000.00 $7000.00 

ARTICLE 6— IMPROVING SEWER SYSTEM 

Cr. 



Balance from 1947 


Dr. 




S2094.13 


Labor 




$626.88 




Engineering 




95.00 




Pipe Line Work 




940.11 




Tarvia and Other 




267.44 




Total Expenditures 


$1929.43 




Balance to 1949 




164.70 






$2094.13 


$2094.13 



ARTICLE 19— SEWER— SPECIAL COMMITTEE STUDY 

Cr. 

Balance from 1947 S1000 . 00 

Dr. 

Plans and Specifications $283 . 50 

Balance to 1949 716.50 



$1000.00 $1000.00 

56 



ARTICLE 39— SEWER- 


-BURNHAM AND 


DUFTON ROADS 






Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$27665.00 


Labor 




$ 419.50 




Engineering 




1763.00 




Pipe and Construction 




20494.19 




Tarvia, Bricks, and Other 




697.67 




Total Expenditures 


$23374.36 




Balance to 1949 




4290.64 






$27665.00 


$27665.00 



ARTICLE 40— SEWER— CHESTNUT STREET 

Cr. 

Appropriation $4000 . 00 

Dr. 

Labor $1010.09 

Pipe and Construction 2287.38 

Other 23.45 



Total Expenditures 
Balance to 1949 



$3320.92 
679.08 

S4000.00 



$4000 . 00 



ADMINISTRATIVE AND OFFICE 

Cr. 



Appropriation 

Salary, Superintendent 
Salary, Engineer 
Salaries, Clerks 
Office Maintenance 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



Dr. 





$13560.00 


$ 3987.00 




3598 . 00 




5353.00 




317.00 




$13255.00 




305.00 




$13560.00 


$13560.00 



57 



HIGHWAYS MAINTENANCE 

Cr. 



Appropriation 




$55538.00 


Dr. 






Salary, Superintendent 


$ 429.00 




Salary, Engineer 


218.00 




Salaries, Clerks 


458.00 




Labor 


29726.91 




Equipment, Repairs and Maintenance 


2394.66 




Sand and Gravel 


613.38 




Asphalt, Tarvia and Road Oil 


19035.63 




Miscellaneous Expenses 


444.46 




Total Expenditures 


$53320.04 




Balance to Revenue 


2217.96 






$55538.00 


$55538.00 



TRUCKS, GARAGE AND REPAIR SHOP 
MAINTENANCE 



Appropriation 



Cr. 



Dr. 



Labor 

Shop Maintenance 

Gas, Oil and Truck Maintenance 

Hardware, Tools, etc. 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



$2812.56 

1190.12 

5402.55 

556.86 

$9962.09 
7.91 

$9970.00 



$9970.00 



$9970.00 



ARTICLE 12— CHAPTER 90 WORK 

Cr. 



impropriation 



$3000.00 



58 



Amount Brought Forward 

Dr. 

Labor 

Tar Patch, Crushed Stone, etc. 


$ 614.01 
1661.42 


$3,000.00 


Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 


$2275.43 
724.57 






$3000.00 


$3000.00 



ARTICLE 13— NORTH MAIN STREET IMPROVEMENT 

Cr. 



Appropriation 






$2500.00 


State Aid to Highways 






4787.05 


County Aid to Highways 


Dr. 




2393.52 


Labor 




$ 721.95 




Tarvia, Cement, Bricks 




8737.84 




Police and Other 




117.31 




Total Expenditures 


$9577.10 




Balance to Revenue 




103.47 





$9680.57 



s $9680.57 



ARTICLE 14— NEW SIDEWALKS 

Cr*. 



Appropriation 



Dr. 



Labor 

Materials for Sidewalk Construction 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to 1949 



$ 2104.11 
1849.11 

S 3953.22 
3546.78 

% 7500.00 



S7500.00 



87500.00 



59 



ARTICLE 18— THREE DUMP TRUCKS— B.P.W. 

Cr. 
Appropriation $10000 . 00 

Dr. 
Purchase Dump Trucks $ 9975.00 

Balance to Revenue 25.00 



$10000.00 % $10000.00 

ARTICLE 19— COMPRESSOR— B.P.W. 

Cr. 
Appropriation . $700 . 00 

Dr. 
Purchase Compressor $700.00 





$700.00 $700.00 


ARTICLE 21— 1947— ROGER BROOK— REPAIR AND 


CLEAN— CHESTNUT TO BROOK STREETS 


Cr. 




Balance from 1947 


$727.32 


Dr. 




Labor 


$195.29 


Cement, Wood 


26.31 


Total Expenditures 


$221.60 


Balance to 1949 


505.72 



$727.32 $727.32 

ARTICLE 22— REBUILD STEVENS STREET BRIDGE 

Cr. 
Balance from 1947 $6000 . 00 

Dr. 
Engineering $ 665 . 25 

Balance to 1949 5334.75 



$6000.00 $6000.00 

60 



ARTICLE 23— 1947— NEW GARAGE— B.P.W. 

Cr. 
Balance from 1947 $3016 . 20 

Dr. 
Garage Construction $3016.20 



$3016.20 



$3016.20 



ARTICLE 25— BUILDING ROAD— WOOD HILL 

Cr. 
Appropriation $1000.00 

Dr. 
Building Road $1000.00 





$1000.00 $1000.00 


ARTICLE 26— WIDENING SHAWSHEEN ROAD 


Cr. 




Balance from 1947 


$2488.29 


Dr. 




Labor 


$1300.58 


Mixture, Equipment 


549.52 


Total Expenditures 


$1850.10 


Balance to Revenue 


638.19 



$2488.29 



$2488.29 



SNOW REMOVAL AND SANDING 

Cr. 
Appropriation 
Refund 
Transfer from Reserve Fund 

Dr. 
Labor 

Plowing and Sanding Roads 
Tools, Equipment and Repairs 





$35000.00 




6.69 




1100.00 


$20479.81 




10111.00 




2635.05 





Amount Carried Forward 



$33,225.86 $36,106.69 



61 



Amount Brought Forward 

Salt and Sand 

Gasoline and Oil Maintenance 

Miscellaneous Expenses 


$33,225.86 

1194.75 

1221.03 

449.32 


$36,106.69 


Total Expenditures 
Balance to Overlay Reserve 


S36090.96 
15.73 






$36106.69 


$36106.69 



ARTICLE 2— PURCHASE SNOW EQUIPMENT 

Cr. 

Balance from 1947 $12022 . 70 

Dr. 
Purchase Snow Equipment SI 1999 . 45 

Balance to Revenue 23.25 



$12022.70 


$12022.70 


STREET LIGHTING 




Cr. 




Appropriation 


S20500.00 


Dr. 




Street Lighting $19567 . 00 




Balance to Revenue 933.00 




$20500.00 


$20500.00 


PUBLIC WELFARE 




Cr. 




Appropriation 


$11000.00 


Refunds 


48.66 


Additional Appropriation, Article 1 — 




Revenue 1949 


1600.00 


Dr. 




Salaries, Board of Public Welfare S 300 . 00 




Amount Carried Forward - $ 300.00 


'$12,648.66 



62 



Amount Brought Forward 



$ 300.00 $12,648.66 



Salary, Agent 


570.00 


Clerk 


302.50 


Office Maintenance 


13.03 


Groceries and Provisions 


650.50 


Fuel 


39.56 


Board and Care 


1613.72 


Medicine and Medical Attendance 


1041.12 


State Institutions 


3021.95 


Cash Grants to Individuals 


4340.17 


Relief by Other Cities and Towns 


551.50 


Agent's Expenses 


3.00 


Miscellaneous Expenses 


168.19 


Total Expenditures 


$12615.24 


Balance to 1949 


5.92 


Balance to Revenue 


27.50 



$12648.66 S12648.66 



AID TO DEPEP 


4DENT 


CHILDREN 




(Town) 






Appropriation 


Cr. 




$9000.00 




Dr. 






Administration : 
Salary, Agent 
Clerk 
Office Maintenance 




$ 427.29 

272.00 

93.05 




Aid: 

Aid to Dependent Children 




7456.63 




Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 


$8248.97 
751.03 






$9000.00 


$9000.00 



63 



AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN 

(Federal Grants) 

Cr. 



Balance from 1947 






$ 65.52 


Federal Grants Received in 1948 




2905.59 




Dr. 






Administration : 








Salary, Agent 




$ 97.71 




Clerk 




83.00 




Office Maintenance 




5.68 




Aid: 








Aid to Dependent Children 




2682.42 




Total Expenditures 


$2868.81 




Balance to 1949 




102.30 





$2971.11 



$2971.11 



OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 

(Town) 
Cr. 



Appropriation 




$58000.00 


Refunds 




243.95 


Dr. 






Administration : 






Salary, Agent 


$ 1007.55 




Clerk 


503.33 




Office Maintenance 


87.50 




Aid: 






Old Age Assistance 


52876.04 




Paid to Other Cities and Towns 


3071.78 




Total Expenditures 


$57546.20 




Balance to Revenue 


697.75 






$58243.95 


$58243.95 



64 



OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 




(Federal Grants) 






Cr. 






Balance from 1947 






$ 113.42 


Federal Grants Received in 1948 




46656.49 


Old Age Assistance Recovery 


Dr. 




176.34 


Administration : 








Salary, Agent 




$ 1225.46 




Clerk 




889.17 




Office Maintenance 




192.39 




Aid: 








Old Age Assistance 




44630.96 




Total Expenditures 


$46937.98 




Balance to 1949 




8.27 






$46946.25 


$46946.25 


INFIRMARY 






Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$10200.00 


Salary, Matron 




$ 1339.00 




Other Employees 




2433 . 05 




Groceries and Provisions 




3237.29 





Maintenance of Buildings and 

Grounds 388.03 
Fuel, Water, Electricity and 

Telephone 1310.13 

Household Furniture and Supplies 495.11 

Medicine and Medical Supplies 283.07 

Dry Goods and Clothing 94.01 

Miscellaneous Expenses 391.65 

Total Expenditures S 9971.34 

Balance to Revenue 228.66 



65 



$10200.00 $10200.00 



VETERANS' SERVICE 

Cr. 



Appropriation 






$ 9000.00 




Dr. 






Administration : 








Salary, Agent 




$ 3257.50 




Clerk 




1813.75 




Office Maintenance 




483.91 




Veterans' Benefits: 








Cash Allowance 




1260.83 




Groceries and Provisions 




122.00 




Medicine and Medical Attendance 


74.00 




Survey of Veterans' Lots 




189.25 




Burial Expenses 




279.00 




State Institutions 




175.90 




Miscellaneous Expenses 




70.86 




Total Expenditures 


$7727.00 




Balance to Revenue 




1273.00 






$9000.00 


$9000.00 



SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 

Cr. 



Appropriation 






$281364.00 


Additional Appropriation, 


Article 1, 


Revenue 1949 


4500.00 


Refunds 


Dr. 




40.26 


Salaries, Superintendent 




$ 5923.69 




Clerks 




4601.67 




Truant Officer 




100.00 




Office Maintenance 




1417.75 




Teachers' Salaries: 








High 




52106.60 




Junior High 




51099.57 




Elementary 




91664.28 




Amount Carried Forward 


$206,913.56 


$285,904.26 



66 



Amount Brought Forward $206,913.56 $285,904.26 



Textbooks and Supplies: 




High 


2206.25 


Junior High 


2169.80 


Elementary 


2770.68 


Tuition : 




High 


1712.29 


Elementary 


44.32 


Transportation : 




High 


4934.04 


Junior High 


4075 . 24 


Elementary 


5722.85 


Janitors' Services: 




High 


8314.37 


Junior High 


8314.38 


Elementary 


8320.16 


Health: 




High 


1564.70 


Junior High 


1464.70 


Elementary 


2699.40 


Fuel: 




High 


3129.56 


Junior High 


3105.96 


Elementary 


6898.77 


Lawrence Gas and Electric Company: 




High 


1128.19 


Junior High 


1110.97 


Elementary 


970.46 


Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds 




High 


3134.26 


Junior High and Elementary 


5195.96 


Total Expenditures $285900 . 87 


Balance to 1949 


3.39 



$285904.26 $285904.26 



67 



ARTICLE 26— VOCATIONAL EDUCATION 

Cr. 



Appropriation 

Teachers' Salaries 
Miscellaneous Expenses 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



Dr. 



$900.00 



$900.00 



$771. 


50 


124 


.51 


$896.01 


3. 


99 



$900.00 



ARTICLE 29— HEATING UNIT 
SHAWSHEEN SCHOOL 





Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$4000.00 


Purchase Heating Unit 




$3761.84 




Miscellaneous Expenses 




196.99 




Total Expenditures 


$3958.83 




Balance to Revenue 




41.17 






$4000.00 


$4000.00 



ARTICLE 30— SHAWSHEEN SCHOOL YARD 

Cr. 



Appropriation 

Labor 

Balance to 1949 



Dr. 





$2500.00 


$ 261.39 




2238.61 




$2500.00 


$2500.00 



ARTICLE 32— SHAWSHEEN SCHOOL GRADING 

Cr. 



Balance from 1947 



$580.88 



68 



Amount Brought Forward 

Loam 

Balance to 1949 



$580.88 



Dr. 



$ 56.00 
524.88 

$580.88 



GEORGE-BARDEN SCHOOL FUND 

Cr. 



From State 

Dr. 
Pay Roll, George-Barden School 
Fund 



$210.00 



$210.00 



MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 

Cr. 



$580.88 



$210.00 



$210.00 



Appropriation 






$22597.00 


Dog Account Refund 






2097.57 


Income from Investments 






2500.00 


Refund 


Dr. 




12.00 


Salaries, Librarian 




$ 3524.01 




Assistants 




11759.23 




Janitors 




2720.71 




Treasurer 




100.00 




Books and Periodicals 




5176.45 




Binding Books 




723.75 




Office Maintenance 




1060.54 




Fuel and Electricity 




1428.23 




Maintenance of Buildings ai 


id Grounc 


Is 713.65 






$27206.57 


$27206.57 



EMMA J. LINCOLN LIBRARY FUND 

Cr. 



Income withdrawal 



$11)0.00 



(>9 



Amount Brought Forward 

Books and Periodicals 
Miscellaneous Expenses 



$100.00 



Dr. 



$ 61.48 
20.10 



Total Expenditures 


$ 81.58 




Balance to Emma J. 






Lincoln Library Fund 


18.42 






$100.00 


$100.00 


PARK DEPARTMENT 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$5400.00 


Dr. 






Labor 


$4538.26 




Rental and Maintenance of Grounds 


510.50 




Hardware, Equipment and Tools 


336.34 




Total Expenditures 


$5385.10 




Balance to Revenue 


14.90 






$5400.00 


$5400.00 


ARTICLE 16— BASEBALL DIAMOND 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$1200.00 


Dr. 






Labor 


$ 669.05 




Loam, etc. 


446.48 




Total Expenditures 


$1115.53 




Balance to 1949 


84.47 





$1200.00 



$1200.00 



ARTICLE 27— IMPROVING BALLARDVALE 
PLAYGROUND 

Cr. 
Balance from 1947 $664.07 

70 



$314 


.18 


138 


.00 


131 


.50 


48 


.20 


$631 


.88 


32. 


,19 



Amount Brought Forward $664.07 

Dr. 
Labor 

Trees, Seed and Loam 
Plumbing 
Equipment 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 

$664.07 $664.07 

ARTICLE 1— HOUSING AUTHORITY 

Cr. 
Appropriation $500.00 

Dr. 
Maps, Advertising and Lantern 

Slides $ 42.15 

Balance to 1949 457.85 



$500.00 $500.00 

ARTICLE 43— GRADING— VETERANS' HOUSING 
PROJECT 



$500.00 





Cr. 




Appropriation 


Dr. 




Labor 




$326.49 


Tools and Equipment 




125.81 


Total Expenditures 


$452.30 


Balance to 1949 




47.70 



$500.00 $500.00 



RECREATION 



Cr. 
Appropriation $7914.00 

71 



Amount Brought Forward $7,914.00 

Dr. 



Playgrounds : 




Salaries, Instructors 


$2576.00 


Police, Matron and Other 




Employees 


273.00 


Labor 


101.48 


Repairs 


135.47 


Recreational Supplies, etc. 


895.76 


Pomps Pond: 




Salaries, Lifeguards 


2126.75 


Equipment and Repairs 


1082.72 


Miscellaneous Expenses 


44.54 


oKainig . 

Scraping and Flooding 


363.32 


Water 


50.84 


Equipment 


264.12 



$7914.00 $7914.00 

ARTICLE 37— SUPERVISED WINTER RECREATION 



PROGF 
(Hussey's 

Cr. 

Balance from 1947 

Dr. 
Shoveling Snow and Spraying 
Miscellaneous Expenses 


AM 
Pond) 


$307.46 

51.28 


$360.49 


Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 


$358.74 
1.75 





$360.49 $360.49 

ARTICLE 39— PROVIDING ICE-SKATING PROGRAM 
AND FACILITIES 

Cr, 

Balance from 1947 $215 . 05 

72 



Amount Brought Forward $ 215.05 

Dr. 
Shoveling Snow and Spraying $215 . 05 







$215.05 


$215.05 


PARKING METERS 






Cr. 






Parking Meter Receipts 


Dr. 




$3848.51 


Payment Parking Meters 




$2152.91 




Engineering 




132.50 




Advertising 




27.00 




Total Expenditures 


$2312.41 




Balance to 1949 




1536.10 





$3848.51 $3848.51 

DAMAGES TO PERSONS AND PROPERTY 

Cr. 
Appropriation $500 . 00 

Dr. 
Damages to Persons and Property $ 34. 10 

Balance to Revenue 465 . 90 



$500.00 $500.00 

AMERICAN LEGION QUARTERS 

Cr. 
Appropriation $600 . 00 

Dr. 
Rent, American Legion Quarters $600.00 



$600.00 $600.00 

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS QUARTERS 

Cr. 
Appropriation $600 . 00 

73 



Amount Brought Forward 

Dr. 
Rent, Veterans of Foreign Wars 
Quarters 



$600.00 



$600.00 







$600.00 


$600.00 


ARTICLE 2— DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS POST 18 




QUARTERS 








Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$280.00 


Rent, Disabled American Veterans 






Post 18 Quarters 




$225.00 




Balance to Revenue 




55.00 






$280.00 


$280.00 




INSURANCE 


i 






Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$16500.00 


Insurance 




$16381.36 




Balance to Revenue 




118.64 






$16500.00 


$16500.00 




ARMISTICE DAY 






Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$150.00 


Wreaths 




$ 15.00 




Advertising 




30.00 




Memorial Trophy 


iditures 


51.00 




Total Exper 


$ 96.00 




Balance to Revenue 


54.00 





$150.00 



$150.00 



74 



MEMORIAL DAY 






Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$1250.00 


Bands 




$ 375.00 




Plants, Wreaths and Flags 




672.02 




Total Expenditures 


$1047.02 




Balance to Revenue 




202.98 






$1250.00 


$1250.00 


TOWN REPORTS 






Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$1243.00 


Printing Town Reports 




$1243.00 






$1243.00 


$1243.00 


TOWN SCALES 






Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$200.00 


Salary, Public Weigher 




$100.00 




Balance to Revenue 




100.00 






$200.00 


$200.00 


WATER DEPARTMENT 






Cr. 






Appropriation 






$44978.00 


Transfer from Reserve Fund 






5000.00 


Petty Cash Refund 


Dr. 




50.00 


Salaries, Superintendent 




$ 363.00 




Engineer 




416.00 




Clerks 




580.00 





Amount Carried Forward 



$1,359.00 $50,028.00 



75 



Amount Brought Forward % 1,359.00 $50,028.00 

Labor 16283.70 

Office Maintenance 854.78 

Pipe, Meters and Fittings 5990.22 

Equipment, Hardware and Tools 1727.01 
Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 8334.65 

Maintenance of Pumping Station 15418.51 



Total Expenditures $49967 . 87 

Balance to Overlay Reserve 60. 13 



$50028.00 $50028.00 

ARTICLE 5— IMPROVING WATER SYSTEM 

Cr. 
Balance from 1947 $5110. 14 

Refund 115.06 

Dr. 
Labor $ 153.05 

Pipe Construction 3735.55 

Freight 1.91 



Total Expenditures $3890 . 5 1 

Balance to 1949 1334.69 



, 


$5225.20 $5225.20 


ARTICLE 5— INSTALL NEW 


PUMP INTAKE SUCTION 


PIPE AT HAGGETTS POND STATION 


Cr. 




Balance from 1947 


$11819.99 


Dr. 




Engineering 


$ 1329.32 


Installing Suction Pipe 


5000.00 


Equipment, Unloading Pipe 


4925 . 94 


Total Expenditures 


$11255.26 


Balance to 1949 


564.73 



$11819.99 $11819.99 

76 



ARTICLE 22— ADDITIONAL FOR INTAKE SUCTION 

PIPE 



Cr. 



Appropriation 

Transfer from Reserve Fund 

Installing Intake Suction Pipe 



$2000.00 
1000.00 



Dr. 



$3000.00 



$3000.00 



$3000.00 



ARTICLE 33— WATER— RED SPRING ROAD 

Cr. 



Appropriation 


Dr. 




$7600.00 


Labor 




$ 15.36 




Pipe and Fittings 




4065 . 90 




Total Expenditures 


$4081.26 




Balance to 1949 




3518.74 






$7600.00 


$7600.00 


ARTICLE 34— WATER 


-BAILEY ROAE 


> 




Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$9000.00 


Labor 




$1223.65 




Pipe and Fittings 




6745.85 




Construction, etc. 




810.38 




Total Expenditures 


$8779.88 




Balance to Revenue 




220.12 






$9000.00 


$9000.00 



ARTICLE 35— WATER— GOULD ROAD 

Cr. 



Appropriation 



$7500.00 



77 



Amount Brought Forward $7,500.00 

Dr. 



Labor 




$ 724.13 




Pipe and Fittings 




4365.79 




Construction, etc. 




535.49 




Total Expenditures 


$5625.41 




Balance to Revenue 




1874.59 






$7500.00 


$7500.00 


ARTICLE 36— WATER- 


-BEACON STREET 




Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$4500.00 


Labor 




$ 557.20 




Pipe and Fittings 




2187.81 




Construction, etc. 




489.21 




Total Expenditures 


$3234.22 




Balance to Revenue 




1265.78 






$4500.00 


$4500.00 


ARTICLE 41— WATER 


EXTENSION— SOUTH 


MAIN 


STREET ALONG COUNTY ROAD 






Cr. 






Balance from 1947 


Dr. 




$622.59 


Labor 




$228.07 




Tarvia, etc. 




370.34 





Total Expenditures $598 . 41 

Balance to Revenue 24. 18 



$622.59 $622.59 

SPRING GROVE CEMETERY 

Cr. 
Appropriation $15382 . 00 

78 



Amount Brought Forward 




$15,382.00 


Refund 




4.05 


Petty Cash Refund 




10.00 


Dr. 






Salary, Superintendent 


$ 2903.44 




Clerk 


200.00 




Labor 


10203.40 




Office Maintenance 


111.72 




Equipment, Tools and Truck 






Maintenance 


972.60 




Containers 


544.10 




Seed, Loam, Cinders, Etc. 


420.07 





Total Expenditures 




$15355.33 




Balance to Revenue 




40.72 






$15396.05 


$15396.05 


INTEREST 


! 






Cr. 






Appropriation 






$4151.25 


Transfer from Reserve Fund 






37.71 


Refund 


Dr. 




21.88 


Interest 




$4188.96 




Balance to Overlay Reserve 




21.88 






$4210.84 


$4210.84 


MATURING DEBT 






Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$41000.00 


General Loans 




$41000.00 






$41000.00 


$41000.00 


Chapter 90 — Loan Repaid 






7500.00 



Amount Carried Forward 



$48,500.00 



79 



Amount Brought Forward 

Town Clerk's Dog License Money 
Cemetery Perpetual Care Funds 
Private Trust Funds 
Retirement Fund 
Essex County Tax 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
War Savings Bonds 
Withholding Taxes 
Blue Cross 
Refunds 

Total Expenditures, 1948 



$48,500 


.00 


2584 


.80 


4732 


.49 


1009 


.78 


21553 


,00 


40747 


.70 


2057 


.88 


3918 


.75 


48538. 


.60 


5193 


.16 


1871, 


39 


$1206939.02 



RESERVE FUND 
Cr. 



Transferred from Overlay Surplus 






$15000.00 


Dr. 








Article 22 — Intake Suction Pipe 


$ 


1000.00 




Election and Registration 




960.00 




Treasurer 




328.00 




Interest 




37.71 




Water Department 




5000.00 




Tax Collector 




50.00 




Moderator 




10.00 




Snow Removal and Sanding 




1100.00 




Total Transferred 


$ 


8485.71 




Balance to Overlay Surplus 




6514.29 






$15000.00 


$15000.00 


TAXES 194( 








Balance from 1947 




$528.22 




Estate of Deceased Persons 




129.60 




Refund 




2.00 





Amount Carried Forward 



$659.82 



80 



Amount Brought Forward 



$659.82 



Collected in 1948 






$602.02 


Tax Titles 






55.80 


Abated 






2.00 




$659.82 


$659.82 




TAXES 


1947 




Balance from 1947 




$39063.75 




Refunds 




73.00 




Collected in 1948 






$37197.61 


Tax Titles 






94.88 


Abated 






1321.68 


Balance to 1949 






522.58 




$39136.75 


$39136.75 




TAXES 1948 




Commitments 




$657542.31 




Refunds 




721.40 




Collected in 1948 






$622773.10 


Abated 






3876.91 


Tax Titles 






152.15 


Adjustment 






17.00 


Balance to 1949 






31444.55 



$658263.71 $658263.71 



ESTATE OF DECEASED PERSONS 

Estate of Deceased Persons $518.40 

Collected in 1948 



$518.40 



$518.40 



$518.40 



CLASSIFIED FOREST LAND 

Commitment $4.42 

Collected in 1948 
Balance to 1949 



SI. 70 
2.72 



$4.42 



si 



$4.42 



WATER LIENS ADDED TO TAXES 1947 

Balance from 1947 $154 . 04 

Collected in 1948 $154.04 



$154.04 $154.04 



WATER LIENS ADDED TO TAXES 1948 

Commitments $285 . 68 

Adjustments 17.00 

Collected in 1948 $173.87 

Tax Titles 15.62 

Adjustments 35 . 49 

Balance to 1949 77.70 



$302.68 $302.68 



TAX TITLE ACCOUNT 

Balance from 1947 $262.03 

Added to Tax Titles 377 . 36 

Adjustments $9 . 00 

Balance to 1949 630.39 



$639.39 $639.39 



TAX TITLE POSSESSIONS 

Balance from 1947 $841 . 42 

Balance to 1948 $841.42 



$841.42 $841.42 

MOTOR VEHICLE AND TRAILER EXCISE TAXES 1946 

Balance from 1947 $29 . 46 

Collected in 1948 $29.46 

$29.46 $29.46 

82 



MOTOR VEHICLE AND TRAILER EXCISE TAXES 1947 

Balance from 1947 $1334.41 

Commitments, 1948 343.65 

Refunds 28.94 

Collected in 1948 $1542.72 

Abated 164.28 



$1707.00 $1707.00 

MOTOR VEHICLE AND TRAILER EXCISE TAXES 1948 

Commitments, 1948 $53110.34 

Refunds 1035.01 

Collected in 1948 $49920.42 

Abated 2998.32 

Balance to 1949 1226.61 



MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1946 



Balance from 1947 
Abated 



$4.32 



$4.32 



MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1947 

Balance from 1947 $124 . 61 

Adjustment 20.02 



vS 1984. 73 



$54145.35 $54145.35 



$4.32 



$4.32 



Collected in 1948 


$143.22 


Tax Titles 


.81 


Abated 


.60 


$144.63 


S144.63 


MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1948 




Commitments, 1948 $1984 . 73 




Collected in 1948 


$1907.61 


Adjustment 


20.02 


Tax Titles 


.94 


Balance to 1949 


56.16 



$1984.73 



83 



APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS PAID IN 
ADVANCE 

Commitment, 1948 $62.51 

Collected in 1948 $62.51 



$62.51 $62.51 



UNAPPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1946 

Balance from 1947 $368 . 50 

Abated $368.50 



$368.50 $368.50 



UNAPPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1948 

Commitment, 1948 $18093.11 

Collected in 1948 $ 294.98 

Unapportioned Sewer Added to Taxes 17798. 13 



$18093.11 $18093.11 



UNAPPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED TO 



1 


AXES 1947 






Balance from 1947 




$492.97 




Collected in 1948 






$168.13 


Adjustments 






78.14 


Abated 






246.70 



$492.97 $492.97 



APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED TO 
TAXES 1947 

Balance from 1947 $50.91 

Collected in 1948 $50.91 

$50.91 $50.91 

84 



UNAPPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED TO 

TAXES 1948 

Commitment, 1948 $17798.13 

Adjustment 78.14 

Collected in 1948 S4072.94 

Abated 1480.39 

Balance to 1949 12322.94 



$17876.27 $17876.27 

APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED TO 
TAXES 1948 

Commitments, 1948 $428 . 1 7 

Collected in 1948 $417.49 

Balance to 1949 10.68 



$428.17 s $428.17 

COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1947 

Balance from 1947 $22.46 

Collected in 1948 $22.46 



S S22.46 S22.46 

COMMITTED INTEREST ON UNAPPORTIONED SEWER 
ASSESSMENTS ADDED TO TAXES 1947 

Balance from 1947 $2 1 . 42 

Collected in 1948 $18.30 

Abated 3.12 



$21.42 $21.42 

COMMITTED INTEREST ON UNAPPORTIONED SEWER 
ASSESSMENTS ADDED TO TAXES 1948 

Commitments, 1948 $340 . 1 

Collected in 1948 $99.65 

Abated 11.79 

Balance to 1949 228.66 



$340.10 $340.10 

85 



COMMITTED INTEREST ON APPORTIONED SEWER 
ASSESSMENTS ADDED TO TAXES 1948 



Commitments, 1948 
Collected in 1948 
Balance to 1949 



S88.62 



$81.66 
6.96 



Balance from 1947 
Appropriation 1948 


OVERLAY 
OVERLAY 
OVERLAY 
OVERLAY 

OVERLAY 


$88.62 

1943 

$4.00 


S88.62 
$4.00 


Balance from 1947 
Appropriation 1948 


$4.00 

1944 

$4.00 


S4.00 
$4.00 


Balance from 1947 
Appropriation 1948 


$4.00 

1945 

$1164.80 


S4.00 

$1164.80 


Balance from 1947 
Abatements 
Overlay Surplus 


$1164.80 

1946 

$2.00 
526.22 


S1164.80 
S528.22 


Balance from 1947 
Abatements 
Overlay Surplus 
Balance to 1949 


$528.22 
1947 

$1321.68 

5036.51 

522.58 


S528.22 
S6880.77 



S6880.77 S6880.77 



86 



OVERLAY 1948 



Overlay 1948 
Abatements 
Balance to 1949 



S3876.91 
8171.23 



$12048.14 



$12048.14 S12048.14 



OVERLAY SURPLUS 



Balance from 1947 




$21679.31 


Reserve Fund — Unexpended Balance 




6514.29 


Overlays 1946-1947 




5562.73 


Adjustments 




117.44 


Transferred to Reserve Fund 


$15000.00 




Balance to 1949 


18873.77 






$33873.77 


S33873.77 



REVENUE 1949 

Appropriations, Special Town Meeting, 

December 27, 1948 S39951 . 20 

Balance to 1949 



S39951.20 



S39951.20 $39951.20 



DEPARTMENTAL ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 



Balance from 1947 


$12873.17 




Charges, Accounts Receivable in 1948 


61273.33 




Collected in 1948 




$56834.82 


Abatements 




127.49 


Adjustments 




652.06 


Balance to 1949 




16532.13 




$74146.50 


$74146.50 



87 



WATER RATES ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 



Balance from 1947 


$7958.95 




Charges, Commitments, 1948 


63947.59 




Refund 


11.04 




Adjustments 


61.96 




Collected in 1948 




S62977.38 


Adjustments 
Abatement 




330.84 
3.11 


Balance to 1949 




8668.21 



$71979.54 $71979.54 

WATER SERVICES AND MISCELLANEOUS 
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 



Balance from 1947 




$252.84 




Charges, Commitments, 


1948 


2057.48 




Adjustments 




25.40 




Collected in 1948 






$2082.88 


Balance to 1949 






252.84 




$2335.72 


$2335.72 



SURPLUS REVENUE 



Balance from 1947 






$298226.58 


Refunds 1947 






3.15 


Old Age Assistance Recovery 






681.09 


Estimated Receipts 






* 60092.91 


Revenue 1948 






23409.75 


Estate of Deceased Persons 






648.00 


Chapter 90 — Highways — Revenue 






897.09 


Adjustments 






294.55 


Transferred to Revenue 


$65000.00 




Tax Title Revenue 


302 


.83 




Adjustments 


492 


.99 




Balance to 1949 


318457 


.30 






$384253, 


12 


S384253.12 



88 



JOHN CORNELL WOOD AND COAL FUND 

Principal Fund : $5000 . 00 

Andover Savings Bank, Andover 
Essex Savings Bank, Lawrence 
Broadway Savings Bank, Lawrence 
City Inst, for Savings, Lowell 
The Central Savings Bank, Lowell 



Receipts 
Balance on hand, January 1, 1948 
Interest received during 1948 

Expenditures 
Cross Coal Co. 



Balance on hand, January 1, 1949 $591 . 82 



$1000.00 




1000.00 




1000.00 




1000.00 




1000.00 




$5000.00 




$543.72 




92.50 






$636.22 






$44.40 



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91 



Report of the 
Trustees of Punchard Free School 

YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1948 



January 1, 1948 

Cash in Banks $ 8,828.99 

Real Estate Mortgages 26,151 . 09 

Bonds at book value 42,019 . 92 



$77,000.00 



December 31, 1948 

Cash in Banks 9,939.19 

Real Estate Mortgages 34,040.89 

Bonds at book value 33,019 . 92 



$77,000.00 



INCOME ACCOUNT 

January 1, 1948 

Cash on Hand $5,294.88 

Interest and Dividends Received 2,521.66 



$7,816.54 



Expenditures : 




Legal 


$950.96 


Safe Deposit Box 


12.00 


Treasurer's Bond 


25.00 


E. E. Hammond, Salary 


200.00 


Dorothy R. Doyle, Professional 




Services 


132.75 


Expenditures for the Punchard 




Library and Incidentals 


1,179.11 


December 31, 1948 — Cash on Hand 


5,316.72 




$7,816.54 



92 



GOLDSMITH FUND 

Jan. 1, 1948 — Cash in Savings Bank 
Interest Received 



$325. 
6. 


13 
S3 


$332. 
10 


26 
00 



Prizes awarded 
Dec. 31, 1948— Cash in Savings Bank $322.26 

DRAPER FUND 

Jan. 1, 1948— Cash in Savings Bank $1,506.78 
Interest Received 29.97 



$1,536.75 
Scholarship awarded 30.00 



Dec. 31, 1948— Cash in Savings Bank $1,506.75 



BARNARD FUND 



Jan. 1, 1948 — Cash in Savings Bank 
Dividends Received 
Interest Received 



Prizes awarded 
Dec. 31, 1948— Cash in Savings Bank $28.21 



GHAPIN FUND 

Jan. 1, 1948— Cash in Savings Bank $2,219.71 
Interest Received 44.20 



$27 


.86 


40 


.00 




.35 


$68.21 


40 


.00 



$2,263.91 

Scholarship awarded 40.00 



Dec. 31, 1948— Cash in Savings Bank $2,223.91 



RESERVE FUND 

Jan. 1, 1948— Cash in Savings Bank $3,457.26 
Interest Received 69.59 

Transfer to Reserve Fund 63 . 50 



Dec. 31, 1948— Cash in Savings Bank $3,590.35 

HENRY WARREN BARNARD AND MABEL PARADISE 
BARNARD FUND 

Jan. 1, 1948— Cash in Savings Bank $1,040.96 
Interest Received 20.91 



Dec. 31, 1948— Cash in Savings Bank $1,061 . 87 



ELIZABETH T. GUTTERSON SCHOLARSHIP 

Jan. 1, 1948— Cash in Savings Bank $1,025.21 
Interest Received 20.40 



$1,045.61 
Scholarship awarded 20 . 00 



Dec. 31, 1948— Cash in Savings Bank $1,025 . 61 



M. E. GUTTERSON BOTANY PRIZES 

Jan. 1, 1948— Cash in Savings Bank $306. 75 

Interest Received 6.10 



$312.85 
Prizes awarded 5 . 00 



Dec. 31, 1948— Cash in Savings Bank $307.85 

Respectfully submitted, 

Edmond E. Hammond, Treasurer 



94 



Report of 
Trustees of Memorial Hall Library 



Report of the Trustees of Memorial Hall Library for the year 
ending December 31, 1948: 

Cash in hand (Andover National Bank) 

January 1, 1948 

Redemption of Bonds 

Income from Investments 

Income from Savings Bank Accounts 

Total Cash and Income 

Paid Town of Andover 
S. D. Box Rental (A. N. Bank) 
Purchase of U. S. "G" Bonds in- 
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Total Disbursements 
Balance, December 31, 1948 



$2910. 


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10 


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.75 


171 


.26 


$13528. 


21 


$2500.00 


12 


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10902 


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$13415.00 



$113.21 



Very truly yours, 

Trustees of Memorial Hall Library 
Arthur W. Reynolds, Treasurer 



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Town Debt 

DETAIL OF PAYMENT BY YEARS 







Junior High 


Water 






Sewer 


School 


Extension 


Totals 


Year 


Rate 4M% 


2 & 2M% 


H% 


Av. 2.24% 


1949 


$5,000. 


$19,000. 


$15,000. 


$39,000. 


1950 


5,000. 


19,000. 


15,000. 


39,000. 


1951 


5,000. 


19,000. 




24,000. 


1952 


5,000. 


19,000. 




24,000. 


1953 


5,000. 


19,000. 




24,000. 


1954 




4,000. 




4,000. 


1955 




4,000. 




4,000. 




$25,000. 


$103,000. 


$30,000. 


$158,000. 



102 



Board of Retirement Report 



To the Board of Selectmen 

Andover, Mass. 

Gentlemen : 

The Town of Andover Board of Retirement herewith submits 
the following report for the year 1948: 

Balance, January 1, 1948 $ 589.10 

Receipts, January 1-December 31, 1948: 

Deductions, Groups I and II $14401 . 76 

Bonds Sold 1004.69 

Interest on Bonds and 



Savings Banks 


4096.60 




Appropriation 


21553.00 


$41056.05 








$41645.15 


Expenditures: 






Pensions paid, Groups I and II 


$20022.34 




Investments 


14367.51 




Office Expenses 


1011.55 




Refunds, Deductions and Interest 


1852.23 


$37253.63 






Balance, December 31, 1948 


$ 4391.52 


The Total Active Members: 






January 1, 1948 




110 


December 31, 1948 




115 


January 1, 1948 


1 teceml 


km- 31, 1948 


Active Members 110 




115 


Pensioners 25 




25 



Total Membership December 31, 1948 



140 



During the year $15000 worth of Bonds were purchased. 
The Securities held at the close of the year cost $154089.62. 
$20242.00 is the amount recommended to be added to the fund 
by town appropriation for 1949. 

Respectfully submitted, 

George C. Napier, Chairman 
George H. Winslow, Secretary 
Edmond E. Hammond 

Board of Retirement 



104 



Treasurer's Report 



Receipts and payments for the year were as follows: 

Balance, January 1, 1948 $362,279.12 

Receipts 1,201,634.65 

$1,563,913.77 

Payments 1,206,939.02 



Balance, December 31, 1948 $ 356,974.75 

Disbursements were in accordance with 105 selectmen's war- 
rants; 14310 checks were issued. The balance is just slightly less 
than last year's record breaking one. Included in the above totals 
is $48,538.60 withheld from the pay of 323 full and part-time 
employees for federal taxes. Pay deductions for the purchase of 
U. S. Savings Bonds amounted to $3970.25 and $4940.66 for 
Blue Cross and Shield dues. 

A report of the cemetery perpetual care funds and other trust 
funds in the treasurer's custody is to be found on other pages of 
the town report, as is that of the Retirement Board, which shows 
an average monthly pension of $68.00 being paid to the 25 former 
town employees on the rolls at the end of the year. 

Tax titles number 15 and amount to $633.71. 

An addition, this year, to the treasurer's responsibilities was 
the counting and packaging of the parking meter receipts, which 
takes about two half-days a week of an assistant's time and in- 
volves some 14,000 pennies and 1700 nickels a week. Half of the 
$38.00 a day received goes to the manufacturer of the meters for 
about two years. After deducting the enforcement officer's wages, 
the net profit, at present, is about $9.00 a day. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Thaxter Eaton, Treasurer 



105 



Report of Tax Collector 



POLL TAXES 

Year Collected A bated 

1948 in 1948 

1947 $ 30.00 $ 20.00 

1948 7,486.00 694.00* 
* Abatements to Men over 70 years 



Year 

1947 
1948 

Year 

1946 
1947 
1948 

Year 

1946 
1947 
1948 



PERSONAL TAXES 

Collected A bated 
1948 in 1948 

$ 3,094.24 $ 103.14 
78,655.14 53.55 

REAL ESTATE TAXES 



Collected 


A bated 


1948 


in 1948 


I 472.42 


None 


34,073.37 


$1,198.54 


536,631.96 


3,129.36 



Outstanding 

Jan. 1, 1949 

None 

$ 8.00 

$498.00 

Outstanding 

Jan. 1, 1949 

$ 201.30 

3,517.38 

Outstanding 

Jan. 1, 1949 

None 

$ 321.28 

27,936.17 



MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 

Collected A bated 

1948 in 1948 

$ 29 .46 None 
1,542.72 $ 164.28 
49,920.42 2,998.32 



MISCELLANEOUS COLLECTIONS 

Estate of Deceased Persons 

Water Liens 

Moth Assessments 

Sewer Assessments (apportioned) Paid in advance 

Sewer Assessments (apportioned) 

Sewer Assessments (unapportioned) 

Committed Interest on Sewer Assessments 

Classified Forest Land Tax 

Interest on Delinquent Taxes 

Costs on Delinquent Taxes 

106 



Outstanding 
Jan. 1, 1949 
None 
None 
$1,226.61 

$ 648 . 00 

327.91 

2,050.83 

62.51 

468.40 

4,536.05 

222.07 

1.70 

1,345.29 

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Assessors' Report 



We herewith submit our annual report : 

Number of polls assessed 4,059 
Number of persons assessed 3,280 

(real and personal) 
Valuation — personal property $ 2,413,149.00 
Valuation — real estate 16,676,965 . 00 



Tax on polls $ 


8,118.00 


y j\jy\J 1 a. -lt: . \j\j 


Tax on personal property 


82,047.10 




Tax on real estate 


567,016.81 






t 


657,181.91 




SP 


Moth assessments $ 


1,984.73 




Apportioned sewer 


366.45 




Committed interest 


76.83 




Unapportioned sewer — added 






to 1948 taxes 


17,798.13 




Committed interest 


340.10 




Water liens added to taxes 


285.68 




Abatements : 






Poll taxes 


694.00 




Personal property 


53.55 




Real estate 


3,129.36 




Rate of taxation per $1,000— $34.00 




Number of assessed 






Horses 


138 




Cows 


496 




Yearlings, bulls, heifers 


159 




Swine 


142 




Fowl 


40,918 




Sheep 


26 




All other 


196 




Number of acres land assessed 


16,800+ 




Dwellings assessed 


2,890 





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MOTOR VEHICLE AND TRAILER EXCISE 

Number of vehicles assessed 4,792 

Assessed valuation $1,772,010.00 

Excise 53,110.34 

Abatements 2,998.32 
Rate— $38.07 per thousand 



ADDITIONAL ASSESSMENTS 

Number of polls assessed 33 

Number of persons assessed 74 

(real and personal) 
Valuation— personal property $5,400.00 

Valuation — real estate 3,525.00 

Tax on polls 66 . 00 

Tax on personal property 178.97 

Tax on real estate 119.85 

Number of acres land assessed 6.33~r 
Number horses assessed 25 

Respectfully submitted, 

Roy E. Hardy, Chairman 

J. Everett Collins, Secretary 

Board of Assessors 



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Municipal Properties and Public Improvements 





Land and 


Equip, and 




Buildings 


other property 


Town Hall 


$ 109,650 


$ 15,150 


Shaw Property 


12,000 




Fire Department 


84,400 


48,000 


Police Department 


700 


2,700 


Schools 


1,765,250 


52,000 


Library 


182,000 


40,000 


Water Department 


140,550 


899,000 


Sewer Department 


2,600 


504,500 


Highway Department 


23,225 


43,000 


Parks and Playgrounds 


62,175 


1,500 


Tree Warden and Moth Departments 




3,600 


Infirmary 


72,375 


2,500 


Spring Grove Cemetery 


35,800 


1,125 


Weights and Measures 




350 


Town Scales 




500 


Old Schoolhouse, Ballardvale 


24,250 




Punchard School Fund 




80,662 


Memorial Hall Investment Funds 




92,274 


Burnham Road — Land 


2,500 




Pomps Pond Bathing Beach 


6,625 


300 


Indian Ridge — Land 


1,000 




Woodland — West District 


275 




Public Dump Site 


4,150 




Tax Title Possessions 


3,075 




Carmel Woods — Land 


12,300 




Totals 


$2,544,900 


$1,787,161 



Total 



$ 124,800 

12,000 

132,400 

3,400 

1,817,250 

222,000 

1,039,550 

507,100 

66,225 

63,675 

3,600 

74,875 

36,925 

350 

500 

24,250 

80,662 

92,274 

2,500 

6,925 

1,000 

275 

4,150 

3,075 

12,300 

$4,332,061 



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Board of Public Welfare 



The Board of Public Welfare submits the following report for 
the year 1948: 

There has been little change in the case load of Old Age As- 
sistance during 1948. At the beginning of the year, we were aiding 
160 cases, and at the end of December, our cases numbered 163. 
However, the cost of living, which has risen steadily for the past 
few years, caused our budgets to jump from $49.00 to $54.80 per 
case per month. It is now a law that all budgets must be refigured 
twice a year, to keep pace with any increase or decrease in the 
cost of living, as determined by the Division on the Necessaries 
of Life of the Department of Labor and Industries. The Federal 
Government has allotted more funds for the care of the aged, and 
this will help in keeping our appropriation down, although this 
extra Federal assistance is not equal to the increase in the cost of 
living. 

Aid to Dependent Children budgets have also risen during the 
past year from $103.00 to $121.70 per case per month. At the 
start of 1948, we were aiding seven families and nineteen children, 
and at the year's end we had on our rolls eight families with twen- 
ty-two children. The Federal Government has allotted more funds 
for this form of aid, also, but the larger allotment fails to absorb 
all of the increase in the cost of living. 

General Relief costs have risen quite rapidly during the year, 
and as there is no contribution from the Federal Government for 
this form of aid, we will have to appropriate more funds. 

There are many bills before the Legislature this year for 
changes in the Old Age Assistance law. One change that is ad- 
vocated is to allow non-citizens this form of relief. If this should 
become a law, we would probably have an additional fifteen or 
twenty cases. If the age limit is reduced from sixty-five to sixty, 
we do not dare estimate the number of cases that would be 
eligible. The cost would be tremendous, because at the presenl 
time, the Federal Government will not contribute toward cases 
under sixty-five years of age. Massachusetts is now the fourth 
most liberal state in the country in this form of aid — California, 
Colorado and Washington being the only other states more 
liberal. 

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We wish to take this opportunity to thank all private citizens 
and organizations who have been of assistance to our board. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Roy E. Hardy, Chairman, 
J. Everett Collins 
Howell F. Shepard 

Board of Selectmen 
Arthur W. Cole, Welfare Agent. 



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Report of Trustees of Spring Grove 
Cemetery 



The Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery submit their annual 
report for the year 1948. 

There were eighty-four interments during the year. Twenty- 
two new lots were sold. 

The income from perpetual care funds amounted to $2087.95. 
Monies received from annual care, sale of lots, foundations, 
interments, etc. amounted to $2887.20. An unexpended balance 
of $40.72 was returned to the Town. These amounts total $5015.- 
87. The cemetery appropriation for 1948 was $15382.00. 

Five hundred seventy-nine feet of curbing was installed, some 
new, some to replace old curbing. 

Trees and shrubbery have been pruned and trimmed. 

The continual washing out of roads has been a problem for 
a long time and it is the considered opinion of the Trustees that a 
permanent hard road into the cemetery through the East side 
and out the West side would be both an economical and a prac- 
tical improvement. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank R. Petty, Chairman 
Frederick E. Cheever, Secretary 
Albert E. Curtis 
Malcolm E. Lundgren 
Clifford E. Marshall 



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Office of Veterans' Service 



The Office of Veterans' Service herewith submits the fifth an- 
nual report on veterans' affairs and rehabilitation. 

Housing: The veteran settlement at the junction of High 
Street and Burnham Road, consisting of thirteen lots, has de- 
veloped rapidly during the year. Thirty-four veterans either held 
deeds for a short time or had options on a lot, but the high cost 
of building prevented most of them from carrying out their 
plans. Today we still have three unclaimed lots. Seven veterans 
have completed their homes or are in the process of so doing and 
we expect the six others to start building in the Spring. 

The initial step in local housing was taken by the Board of 
Selectmen and this office in May, 1947, with the acquisition of 
the above lots and the remodeling of the Shaw Property on Main 
Street where four veterans and their families now live. 

By vote of a special town meeting in May, 1948, a Housing 
Authority was created under Section 26K of the General Law 121 
with power to apply for an allocation of houses under Chapter 
200 of the Massachusetts General Laws. On December 27, 1948, 
by vote of another special town meeting, the Housing Authority 
was given permission to proceed with a plan to erect multiple 
housing units on a plot of land between Morton and Chestnut 
Streets. These buildings will provide homes for about fifty veter- 
ans' families. All matters pertaining to this new project will be 
assumed entirely by the Housing Authority. 

Employment: During the last three months of the year, calls 
for work by veterans increased while job opportunities decreased. 
As the year ended, layoffs in the textile industry, generally, 
seemed to indicate that employment in this field willbe spotty 
for some time. Many veterans have exhausted their G.I. Read- 
justment Allowance benefit and unless jobs can be found, we fore- 
see added calls for Veteran Benefits during the early part of 1949. 

Hospitalization : One hundred seventy-nine cases for medical 
care or hospitalization were received including 48 general medical 
cases, 53 dental care, and 78 hospitalization or out-patient cases. 
In most instances, either State or Veteran Administration hos- 

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pitals were utilized. At the present time, we have six World War 
I and five World War II veterans in government hospitals. Five 
of these will remain there permanently. 

Returned Soldier Dead: Nine bodies of our honored dead 
were returned from overseas by the wish of the next of kin for re- 
burial locally. During the past twelve months, one Andover boy 
died in service. Two World War I and four World War II veterans 
also passed away. 

Veteran Rehabilitation: Cases involving paper work 
reached a total of 2,189 and financial assistance through Veterans' 
Benefits was granted to 19 veterans. 

Special commendation goes forth to the Home Service Division 
of Andover Chapter, American Red Cross, and to the Andover 
Servicemen's Fund Association for the ever ready cooperation 
extended to this office; to the American Legion Post No. 8; and 
especially to Post No. 2128 V.F.W. for their splendid assistance 
and attention in meeting the bodies of our returned dead and 
providing for the military funerals, and to all individuals who 
have in any way helped us in our Veteran Rehabilitation. 

With optimism, we look to the coming year in the hope that 
our unemployed veterans will find new jobs and in the knowledge 
that some of our veterans will be offered suitable living quarters 
within a few months. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Roy E. Hardy, Chairman, Board of Selectmen 
J. Everett Collins 
Howell F. Shepard 

Francis P. Markey, Director 
Office of Veterans' Services 



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Board of Appeals Report 



To the Board of Selectmen : 

The Board of Appeals under the Zoning By-Law of the Town 
of Andover has the following members: James S. Eastham, 
Chairman, term expiring May 1, 1949; Roy E. Hardy, Secretary, 
term expiring May 1, 1950; Edward P. Hall, term expiring May 1, 
1951; and two associate members, Leon A. Field and Walter C. 
Tomlinson, terms expiring May 1, 1949. 

During the year 1948, the thirteenth year of the Zoning By- 
Law, the Board heard and decided ten cases as follows : 

Petition of Cornelius A. Wood, decided on January 8, 1948, for 
permission to convert a single residence owned by him on North 
Main Street into a four-apartment house. Granted. 

Petition of James H. Buss and Mary E. Buss, decided on Janu- 
ary 15, for permission to change the barn on the west side of Lin- 
coln Street near Shawsheen Road into a residence at its present 
location. Denied. 

Petition of Lydia Shiebler, decided on January 15, for permis- 
sion to subdivide property owned by her on the easterly side of 
Maple Avenue, on which two houses are located. Granted. 

Petition of Kate M. Salisbury, for permission to convert a 
dwelling owned by her containing nineteen rooms and five bath- 
rooms, located on southwesterly side of Bartlet Street, into an 
apartment house containing not more than five apartments. 
Denied. This decision appealed and upheld by State Authority. 

Petition of Sebastiano Magnano, decided on March 5, for per- 
mission to build a machine shop in the rear yard of his property 
at 21 Corbett Street. Denied. 

Petition of Ruth K. Wilkinson, decided on July 9, for permis- 
sion to increase the number of apartments in the house owned by 
her at 5-7 Locke Street from five to seven. Denied. 

Petition of Tom Leone, decided on July 28, for permission to 
subdivide the property owned by him on the southwest corner of 
Walnut and Maple Avenues, there being three houses located on 
the property, numbered respectively 92-94 and 96 Maple Avenue 
and 7 Walnut Avenue. Granted. 

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Petition of Elsa T. Guild, decided on October 7, for permission 
to convert a two-family duplex residence owned by her at 35 
Balmoral Street into a four-apartment house. Granted. 

Petition of Steve P. Christie and Ethel E. Christie, decided on 
November 15, for permission to convert a two-family house 
owned by them at 13-15 High Street into a six-apartment house. 
Granted (for four-apartment house only). 

Petition of Norman P. Charles and Esther D. Charles, decided 
on December 6, for permission to convert the house owned by 
them at 74 Salem Street into a four-apartment house. Denied. 

Respectfully submitted, 

James S. Eastham, Chairman 
Roy E. Hardy, Secretary 
Edward P. Hall 



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Report of Planning Board and Board 
of Survey 



The following Public Hearings were held by the Planning Board 
during the year 1948: 

January 30 — Subdivision plan of eight lots, corner of Highland 
Road and Chestnut Street petitioned by Phillips Academy, 
approved. 

July 23 — Subdivision plan of six lots on North Main Street 
known as Castle Heights petitioned by Paul R. Goldman, ad- 
journed to July 30 and approved on latter date. 

September 10 — Subdivisions and opening for public use the 
following: Proposed way to be known as Marwood Road off 
Lowell Street near Shawsheen Village and petitioned by C. P. 
Woodworth, approved. Subdivision of land and proposed way to 
be known as West Knoll off South Main Street petitioned by 
Rose E. Bullock; approved. Subdivision of land and proposed 
way to be known as Shipman Road off Elm Street, east of Cheever 
Circle, petitioned by Fred E. Cheever, approved. 

October 1 — Subdivision of land and opening for public use a 
proposed way to be known as Westwind Road off Elm Street, 
petitioned by Mrs. Lilla A. Burton, approved. 

October 15 — Extension of parcel of land for subdivision and 
way as Westwind Road petitioned by Mrs. Lilla A. Burton, 
approved. 

November 5 — Subdivision of land and opening for public use 
a proposed way designated as a continuation of Virginia Road off 
High Plain Road petitioned by Carl Stevens, approved. 

December 17 — Changes or amendments to the Zoning By-Law 
particularly pertaining to an area bordering Morton Street near 
the junction of Morton and Chestnut Streets, approved. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Sidney P. White, Chairman 
Walter C. Tomlinson, Secretary 
Leon A. Field 
Frederick E. Cheever 
Kirk R. Batcheller 



Edward R. Lawson, Clerk 



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Report of Recreation Committee 



The Andover Recreational Committee submits its report for 
the year 1948. 

PLAYGROUNDS 



Attendance Records 




Ballardvale 


5,400 


Central 


8,670 


Indian Ridge 


3,300 


Shawsheen 


1,800 


West Center 


1,530 



Total 20,700 

The playground personnel consisted of Benjamin Dimlich, 
Supervisor; James P. Doherty, Assistant Supervisor and 2 male 
and 8 female instructors. The usual program was carried out and 
several special activities were conducted at each playground 
including doll shows, boxing, hat shows, etc. In addition, the sec- 
ond playground picnic since the war was held at Canobie Lake 
Park; an outing enjoyed by 225 of our young people. 

The twilight baseball league, operating for the fourth season, 
produced some excellent baseball enjoyed both by the players 
and the many townspeople who came as spectators. 

The Committee is again pleased to report on the success of a 
series of 19 dances held at the Andover Guild throughout the 
season. The average attendance at these dances was about 200 
and they provided many enjoyable evenings of well supervised 
entertainment for our teen age group. Appreciation is hereby 
expressed to the Andover Guild for the use of the building and 
services in conducting these dances. 

A start was made on replacing and repairing some of the worn 
playground equipment and some new apparatus was added. 
Several additional items of equipment are planned for 1949. 

The Committee reports with regret that Mr. Benjamin Dimlich 
tendered his resignation as Playground Supervisor at the close o\ 
the season. Mr. Dimlich has been active in playground work for a 

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period of 10 years and has contributed greatly to the success of 
our playground activity. 

SWIMMING— POMP'S AND HUSSEY'S PONDS 

Swimming activities were carried on at Pomp's and Hussey's 
Ponds under the supervision of Donald D. Dunn assisted by 6 
male life guards and one matron. The season extended over a 
period of 59 days and the overall attendance was over 30,000. 

Two of the life guards were privileged to attend the National 
Aquatic School at South Hanson, Massachusetts and returned 
well equipped to perform their duties as life guards and as capable 
instructors for those who visited our beaches throughout the 
season. 

There were three aquatic demonstrations given during the sea- 
son, well attended by our townspeople. 

Life saving classes were held three times a week and swimming 
classes for beginners and intermediates twice weekly. 

Many improvements were made at Pomp's Pond during the 
past year including a new flight of steps to the beach, additional 
life saving and safety equipment and telephone and electric 
services. 

The Committee has fully realized the need for providing suit- 
able bathing facilities for our citizens and will continue to improve 
both the beach and the equipment as rapidly as possible. 

SKATING 

While the snow removal problem made the provision of a 
skating surface difficult during the 1947-48 season, lack of freezing 
weather was the real deterrent this past season. 

An enlarged area has been prepared at the Central Playground, 
flood lights have been provided and it is felt that facilities at that 
location are much improved. 

As a result of a request from residents in the Carter's Corner 
area, the Committee was able to obtain the use of some property 
in that section, which after some preparation provided a fair sized 
skating area. 

At Ballardvale, as previously, a section of the playground was 
prepared for flooding when conditions permitted. 

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Again the residents in the Shawsheen area had the use of 
excellent skating facilities. Thanks to the fine generosity of the 
Brothers of the Sacred Heart School the residents of the town 
were permitted the use of their fine skating surface. 

The Committee sincerely appreciates this fine expression of 
friendliness on the part of the school. 

CONCLUSION 

There is an expressed desire on the part of our citizens that our 
recreational program be expanded. Improved skating areas, soft- 
ball fields, an adequate playground area and baseball diamond in 
Shawsheen are among the projects that the Committee has under 
consideration in order that suitable recreational areas be provided 
for the enjoyment of our youths and adults as well. 

Within the limits of our appropriation the committee as in the 
past will endeavor to provide the best possible recreational pro- 
gram and facilities. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Stafford A. Lindsay, Chairman 
Frank L. Caverly, Secretary 
Alan F. Dunlop 
Edward J. Lefebvre 
George A. Stanley, Jr. 



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Water and Sewerage Investigation 

REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE 



January, 1949 
THE WATER SYSTEM 

There were no extensions of large water mains during 1948. 
The 20-inch intake at the Pumping Station was completed, and 
in spite of certain difficulties experienced when first put into 
operation, this larger intake promises to permit the pumping of 
larger volumes of water at lower cost. There seem to be no large 
scale water improvements sufficiently urgent to warrant recom- 
mendations by your committee for the coming town warrant. 

However, although the new pumping equipment at the High 
Pressure Pumping Station makes pumping into that system more 
convenient and more economical, this improvement alone is only 
a very small part of the work on the High Service System which 
must be undertaken in the not too far distant future. As set forth 
in our Report of 1945, both feed and distribution pipes in this 
system are much too small, and we shall soon need a larger high 
pressure reservoir, as well as more reservoir capacity for the low 
pressure system. 

General studies of the possible leakage and loss of revenue in 
the Water System indicate that as a whole, the system is in rea- 
sonably good condition as compared to similar systems in towns 
of comparable size and water consumption. At a future date, the 
Town might well provide the system with master meters and 
install more separating valves in the distribution lines, but it is 
doubtful at present high prices if such expenditure is justified. 

THE SEWERAGE SYSTEM 

Although the Town spent considerable sums of money during 
1948 on sewer extensions, none of this was devoted to extensions 
or improvements of the main distribution and collecting lines. 
In our 1945 Report, we spoke of the future need for main sewers 
to provide for Ballard vale and for Main Street beyond the general 
vicinity of Orchard Street. These extensions will be needed soon, 
particularly if the Ballardvale section continues to develop. It is 

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entirely feasible to construct a sewer to take care of all sewage in 
the center of this section, with the limit on Dascomb Road near 
Lovejoy Road, which would operate by gravity and discharge 
into the present 15-inch sewer near Red Spring Road and Central 
Street. The length of the main sewer would be about 8,560 feet, 
and the cost, without rights of way, would be in the vicinity of 
$75,000. 

Your committee recommends that a definite plan be set up for 
assessing costs of new sewers on abutters. 



Respectfully submitted, 



Edward V. French 
Sidney P. White 
Joseph A. McCarthy 

Committee 



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Andover Town Infirmary 



December 31, 1948 

Board of Selectmen, Andover, Mass. 
Gentlemen : 

The annual report of the Town Infirmary is given below: 

During the year 14 persons have been housed at the Infirmary, 
many of whom have been here for a number of years. One, a 
young boy, was given temporary shelter until he was taken in 
charge by the State Welfare Board. One elderly woman stayed 
only one day and was then taken to Tewksbury. One man was 
removed to Miss O'Donnell's in Ballardvale for nursing care. 
Two persons left as they were able to take care of themselves. 
Three who were admitted during the year are still with us. 

In September, Mrs. Beatrice Keating, who has worked here for 
a number of years, left to be married, and Mrs. Roland Weeks, 
who had been doing part of the work, took over the cooking, and 
nursing jobs. Although this isn't considered a nursing home in 
the strict sense of the word, we have one old man who needs 
constant care, and three others who need considerable help, 
although in general they can take care of themselves. This 
makes the work come on the matron and Mrs. Weeks, so we have 
had to hire more outside help. One of the women here does 
more than her share of the work and we are most grateful to her 
for her help. 

In the past month the Selectmen have been here and were 
shown what repairs seemed necessary. The ice storms of last winter 
were very hard on the house and water seeped in, in several 
places, leaving bad streaks on the wall paper in the front of the 
house. Several of the floors need refinishing. It was suggested to 
the Selectmen that the barn connected with the Infirmary be 
sold to a veteran who might need it and could make it over into 
a house. This may be brought up at town meeting. 

We wish to express out thanks to Mrs. F. L. Brigham, the No- 
vember Club, the Abbot Academy Christian Association and 
The King's Daughters, who remembered us so generously at 
Easter and Christmas. 

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Number of Inmates January 1, 1948 7 

Number admitted during year 7 

Number discharged during year 5 

Number between 60 and 70 years of age 2 

Number between 70 and 80 years of age 3 

Number between 80 and 90 years of age 4 

Number of inmates January 1, 1949 9 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mary C. Edmands, Matron 



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Fire Department 



Andover, Mass., February 7, 1949 

To the Board of Selectmen, Andover, Mass. 
Gentlemen : 

I have the honor to submit my eighth annual report as Chief 
of the Andover Fire Department. 

During the year 1948 the department answered the following 
alarms: 70 bell; 163 still; total 233. 

Assessed value of buildings where fires occurred was $885,775. 

Loss in buildings where fires occurred was $21,701. 

Ambulance calls for the year totaled 551, of which 429 were 
answered by the Cadillac Ambulance, 16 by the Henney Am- 
bulance, 95 by the Ford car, 9 by the Chief's car, 1 by Deputy 
Cole's car and 1 by Lt. Spark's car. 

Oil burners and tanks inspected 470. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. Edward Buchan, Chief 



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Police Department 



Board of Selectmen, 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit my report of the Police Department for the 
year ending December 31, 1948. 

Miscellaneous Complaints received and investigated 390 

Summons served for out of town police 79 

Automobiles stolen in Andover 2 

Automobiles recovered in Andover 12 

Bicycles stolen in Andover 6 

Bicycles recovered in Andover 9 

Breaks in Camps and Dwellings 12 

Doors in Busines District found open and secured 107 

Lost children returned to parents 8 

Runaway children returned to parents or institutions 7 

Dogs killed by automobiles, taken care of 32 

Dogs gassed by Police 17 

Streets lights reported out to Lawrence Gas Company 350 

Dogs lost and returned to owners 27 

Number of persons bitten by dogs 22 
Board of Health and Animal Inspector notified on dog bites 22 

Cattle lost and returned to owners - 3 

Dead bodies cared for by Police 5 

Suicides reported and investigated by police 3 

Persons notified for out of town Police 27 

Tramps put up for night in lock-up 3 

Dwelling houses inspected while owners away 101 

Articles found and returned to owners 15 

Summons served on local complaints in Andover 17 

Fires discovered by Police 2 

Missing persons reported, located and returned 12 

Highway condition reported to B.P.W. 3 

Water leaks in streets reported to B,P.W. 8 
Tree Department notified of limbs and trees down in streets 5 

Persons taken to Danvers State Hospital 3 

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Persons taken to hospital by Police in cruiser 3 

Hens killed by dogs, investigated by Police 178 

Burglar alarms set off and investigated by Police 1 1 

Bell alarms of fire covered by Police 59 

Autos ordered towed to garage 11 

Arrests made for out of town Police 7 

Breaks in business establishments 10 

Attempted breaks found by Police 4 

Boats missing from ponds 2 

Animals killed by dogs 3 
Booking cards sent to Registry of Motor Vehicles for 

Violation of Auto Laws 316 

Al? RESTS AND CHARGES 

Operating under influence of liquor 13 

Operating without a license 13 

Operating to endanger 8 

Speeding 32 

Operating after revocation of license 2 

Operating unregistered and uninsured auto 2 

Operating after suspension of license 2 

Leaving scene of accident 1 

Unlawful use of automobile 1 

Assault and Battery 4 

Assault and Robbery 1 

Assault with intent to murder 1 

Neglect of Family 3 

Non Support 2 

Desertion of Minor Child 1 

Larceny and Attempt 10 

Larceny of Automobile 4 

Breaking and Entering and Larceny 23 

Concealing Leased Property 1 

Selling Mortgaged Property 1 

Vagrancy 3 

Drunkenness 79 

Delinquent Children 6 

Default Warrant 5 

Failure to pay wages 2 

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Committed to Danvers 3 

Unnatural Act 1 

Violation of Probation 1 

Refusing to Stop for Officer 2 

Assault on Officer 1 



Disposition of Cases 



228' 



Convicted in District Court 145 

On File 18 

Released by Probation Officer 47 

Turned over to Army Authorities 1 

Dismissed 3 

Turned over to Out of Town Police 13 

Default 1 



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Sentenced to H of C 16 

Sentenced to State Prison 2 

Sentenced to Bridgewater 4 

Sentenced to Shirley 2 

Fines Paid in District Court $1905 . 00 

Fine Paid in Superior Court $20.00 

New underground wires were installed at Chestnut and Main 
Streets to service the traffic lights. Eight (8) new safety signs 
were installed, and twenty-five (25) were repainted and reset. 

Thirty (30) gallons of White Paint was used to mark off town 
streets and the metered area. 

Parking conditions especially in the business sections have been 
greatly relieved since Meters were installed. The Meters have 
aided pedestrian traffic, as double parking has been eliminated 
on Main Street which was a hazard to both young and old. 

I recommend that the Town retain the Parking Meters as they 
have aided in eliminating the dangerous traffic condition created 
by Angle, Overtime and Double Parking. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE A. Dam-:, Chief of Pol ire 
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Board of Health Nurse and Agent 



To the Board of Health and Townspeople of And over: 

I herewith submit a brief report as Board of Health Nurse and 
Agent for the Town of Andover for the year 1948. 

1 
Diphtheria 
Trichinosis 
Encelphalitis O.F. 
Dog Bite 
Tuberculosis 
Scarlet Fever 
Chicken Pox 
Whooping Cough 
Measles 
Mumps 
Syphilis 

German Measles 
Lobar Pneumonia 
Meningitis O.F. 
Typhoid Fever 
Anterior Poliomyelitis 
Dysentery 

183 212 410 

Deaths from Contagious Diseases 

1948 1947 1946 
Lobar Pneumonia 12 

Tuberculosis 13 1 

Bacillary Dysentery 10 

2 6 1 

In 1949 Andover will continue to hold free clinics. Among these 
will be the Toxoid Clinic for children entering school, the Baby 
Clinic and the Anti-Rabic Clinic for dogs. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Lotta M. Johnson, R.N. 
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30 


33 


39 


7 


6 


4 


3 


11 


31 


22 


128 


86 


43 


17 


24 


61 


2 


191 


12 


4 


6 


2 


1 


5 





4 


20 





3 


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Milk Inspector's Report 



To the Andover Board of Health and Andover Townspeople: 

I submit herewith a brief summary of the activities of the Milk 
Inspector for the year ending December 31, 1948. 

During the year the following licenses were granted following 
inspection of processing plants and storage facilities: 

Milk and Cream — 64 

Oleomargarine — 12 

Ice Cream and Frozen Dessert Manufacture — 4 

Pasteurization of Milk — 6 

Assessments for the above licenses were collected and turned 
over to the Town Treasurer. 

During the year 55 samples of milk were taken and tested for 
butterfat and total solid content. Eight samples of cream were 
also evaluated. Of the milk samples mentioned above, a number 
were evaluated for bacterial count at the Essex County Agri- 
cultural School. All retailers w T ere furnished with a report of the 
results obtained when their samples were tested. 

On the whole, the situation in this Town seems to be very 
good. All pasteurizers and producers have been receptive to sug- 
gestions and have followed our requests within reason. Since no 
complaints were received from any source concerning milk, 
cream or other dairy products, we must assume that the Andover 
consumers are being supplied with high grade dairy products. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Robert A. Walsh, Inspector of Milk 



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Report of Building Inspector 

Andover, Mass., February 1, 1949 

Board of Selectmen, Andover, Mass. 
Gentlemen : 

In the past year of 1948 there have been one hundred and 
sixty-nine (169) permits for New Buildings issued with an esti- 
mated cost of $1,224,109.00. 

There have been seventy-eight (78) permits for Additions 
and Alterations with an estimated cost of $147,600.00. 

Making a total of one million three hundred and seventy-one 
thousand seven hundred and nine dollars ($1,371,709.00). 

These permits being classified as follows: — 

Single Residence 100 

Duplex Residence 8 

Single Garage 19 

2-Car Garage 9 

3-Car Garage 3 

4-Car Garage 1 

Quonset Hut 1 

Camps 3 

Camp and Garage 1 

Trailer Dwelling 1 

Barns 2 

Storage Shed 3 

Green House 2 

Chicken House 
Tool and Power House 
Transmitter Station 
Broadcasting Tower 
Tool House 
Sheep Shed 
Laying House 
Heating Plant 
Gymnasium 
Animal Shelter 
Office Building 

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Brooder House 1 

Pig Shelter 1 

Lumber Storage 1 

Outside Toilet 1 

Total 169 

I have made four hundred and eighty-six (486) inspections and 
have traveled fifty-five hundred and eighty-four (5584) miles to 
complete this work. 

This department has collected and turned over to the Town 
Treasurer fourteen hundred and forty-four dollars and fifty cents 
($1444.50) for permits and license fees. 

Respectfully yours, 

Ralph W. Coleman, 

Building Inspector 



Report of Wire Inspector 



Board of Selectmen, Andover, Massachusetts 
Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit my report for wire inspections for the year 1948. 

Number of wire inspections 377 

Number of fixture inspections 62 

Total 439 

Amount collected and turned over to treasurer, Town of 
Andover, $437.00. 

Respectfully submitted, 

William J. Young, Wire Inspector 

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Sealer of Weights and Measures 



December 31, 1948 



To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover: 

Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit my annual report for the year 1948 



Platform over 10.000 lbs. 
Platform under 5,000 lbs. 
Counter 100 lbs. or over 
Counter under 100 lbs. 
Beam over 100 lbs. 
Spring 100 lbs. or over 
Spring under 100 lbs. 
Computing under 100 lbs. 
Personal Weighing (Slot) 
Prescription 



Avoirdupois 

Apothecary 

Metrics 

Liquid Measures 

Meters over 1 inch 

Gasoline Pumps 

Oil Jars 

Oil Measuring Pumps 

Grease Measuring Pumps 

Quantity Measures on Pumps 

Yard Sticks 

Cloth Measuring Machines 



SCALES 






Adjusted 


Sealed 


Condem 


4 


6 





9 


58 





3 


8 





2 


38 








3 








3 





9 


22 





3 


31 





4 


14 








7 





AND MEASURES 







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74 








13 








7 








6 





7 


51 








10 








7 








26 





ips 


5 








10 








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I have collected from December 1, 1947 to November 30. 1948, 
SI 14.98 (one hundred and fourteen dollars and ninety-eight 
cents). 

Lewis N. Mears, 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

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Report of Tree Warden 

January 1, 1949 

To the Citizens of Andover: 

' 'Trees are of the greatest importance to the health of man." 
"Good trees are an asset to a town in beauty, enjoyment and in 
property values. It pays to protect and guard them." 

The citizens of Andover should be greatly stirred and concerned 
over the loss of our elms by the Dutch Elm Disease. 

A great heritage of beauty, enjoyment and value to our homes 
and the town will be lost unless prompt all-out action is taken to 
retard and control this terrible disease. 

One diseased tree was found in 1947, four more in different 
sections of the town in 1948. This year may bring many times 
this number of diseased trees. Should we wait for the loss of a 
great many trees before the town becomes aroused, the cost will be 
much greater than to fight for our good trees now. 

Trees should be pruned and fertilized at least every three 
years for good growth and health. This department with but 
three regular men cannot hope to do this work alone. 

Funds will have to be provided for extra pruning to destroy 
the home of the Elm Bark Beetle. For an all-out fight, spraying 
from overhead by airplane or helicopter and from the ground by 
mist sprayer must be provided each year even though it is im- 
possible to prune all the elms at once. 

Such a program would not only retard and control the Dutch 
Elm Disease but at the same time would control other insect 
pests, and as a public health measure destroy disease carving 
flies and mosquitoes. 

As authorized at the last annual town meeting a new one and 
one-half ton truck with power winch was purchased. It has been a 
great help in carrying out our work since its delivery. Our chain 
saw continues to prove its worth. Many miles of roadsides were 
cut by our tractor mower and additional heavy brush was cut by 
hand. 

The Andover Village Improvement Society stands ready to 
provide the tree warden with $500.00 worth of chemicals this 
year to destroy poison ivy along our roadsides provided we supply 
the labor and a sprayer. Last year delay in obtaining chemicals 

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was the cause of the small amount of this work being carried out. 
It is planned to continue this work more extensively in 1949. 

I recommend that $10,800.00 be appropriated to carry on the 
regular work of the Tree Warden's department. This is an in- 
crease of $310.00 over the amount appropriated last year. Such 
a budget under present rates provides the following sums : 

Warden's Salary $1,568.00 

Labor — three men 7,819.50 
Gasoline, Oil, Truck, Tractor, Mower and Saw Mainten. 690 . 00 

Hardware, Tools and Equipment 250 . 00 

Trees 150.00 

Rent of Shop and Garage 210.00 

Telephone, Printing and all other items 112.50 



Total $10,800.00 

This budget provides for the employment of three regular men 
and for an increased number of trees for planting, in front of new 
homes being built in many parts of the town. 

Respectfully submitted, 

George R. Abbott, Tree Warden 



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Report of Moth Superintendent 

January 1, 1949 
To the Board of Selectmen, Town of Andover: 
Gentlemen : 

Insect control during May and June of 1948 was greatly hamp- 
ered by frequent rains. The development of insects during this 
cool wet period was retarded, and extended several weeks longer 
than normal. 

There was a large increase in Elm Leaf Beetle over last year. 
Web worms were numerous in all sections of the town during the 
summer. 

Spraying operations were delayed by the breakdown of our 
large sprayer at the height of the spraying season. 

Many fungus diseases developed during the wet conditions in 
May and June causing many leaves to wither and fall off. 

The State Moth Laws have been changed to include the con- 
trol of more insects by local departments. The revised Moth 
Laws now come under Chapter 660 Acts of 1948. 

The Dutch Elm Disease which silently destroys our elms and 
will in the future cause greater loss than any hurricane, unless 
repeated efforts to retard and control it are undertaken, continues 
to spread in town. 

Four more elm trees, two in Shawsheen, one near the center of 
town and one beyond Andover Hill were destroyed by the Dutch 
Elm Disease in 1948, showing the disease to be well distributed. 

While pruning all elm trees of broken and weak wood to re- 
move gathering places of the Elm Bark Beetle, may be a long 
process requiring much time and labor, thorough spraying at least 
three times a season should protect our good elms for some time. 
Because of the height and size of many elm trees the Moth 
superintendent believes thorough coverage means spraying over- 
head by airplane or helicopter and from the ground by the new 
mist type spraying machine. 

The mist sprayer costs less to operate and the necessary three 
sprays against the bark beetle should cost no more than the one or 
two sprays formerly applied with our old type sprayers. 

The above methods of spraying would destroy other trouble- 
some insects at the same time. Many disease spreading flies and 
mosquitoes would be eliminated; a method already employed by 
some towns as a health measure. 

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To give the citizens of the town an opportunity to express 
themselves on a maximum effort to retard and control this disease 
to save our best elm trees I recommend as in 1948 that the Board 
of Selectmen request a special appropriation of several thousand 
dollars for a Dutch Elm Disease Control Fund. Such a fund to be 
used in such control practices as — 

1. Area spraying by airplane or helicopter where the greatest 
number of elms are located. 

2. Purchase of aero-mist sprayers to protect trees in all parts of 
the town. 

3. For spray materials and other expenses not covered by the 
regular moth appropriation or for new methods of control that 
may come into practical use. 

4. For prompt removal of any diseased elm trees, both private 
and public that are proven to have the disease by tests made at 
the Shade Tree Disease Laboratory. 

Control measures taken now will be more effective and of more 
value and less expensive than if this terrible disease becomes 
firmly established in town. 

The aero-mist type sprayer developed and perfected in its 
present form largely by the U.S.D.A. insect control unit at 
Greenfield, Massachusetts is now generally accepted as far su- 
perior in the application of insecticides to shade trees. 

This modern mist sprayer is a great advancement over older 
types. It has been purchased and used with great success in over 
forty-four towns and cities in Massachusetts as well as by many 
commercial tree service companies. Health authorities throughout 
the country are using them in the prevention of disease by the 
destruction of flies and mosquitoes and other disease spreaders 
with new insecticides. Many other uses are found for these fine 
mist spreading machines on farms, recreation areas and rubbish 
dumps. Also for spreading odorants and deodorants where it is, 
desirable. 

I again urge the purchase by the town of this new type sprayer 
so necessary in the control of present day insects and the preser- 
vation of our shade trees. 

For the regular Moth Department appropriation I recom- 
mend S7, 850.00. 

Respectfully submitted, 

George R. Abbott, Moth Superintendent 

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Town of Andover — Jury List 



JUNE, 1948 



Adams, Arlon C. 
Adams, George J. 
Alexander, John P. 
Anderson, John A. 
Ashburn, James R. 
Auchterlonie, John C. 
Auty, Herbert W. 
Avery, John 
Babb, Benjamin 
Bachman, Herbert L. 
Bailey, Ralph A. 
Baldwin, James R. 
Bancroft, Harold E. 
Barnard, Foster C. 
Barron, William F. 
Batcheller, Kirk R. 
Bateson, James 
Bendroth, Harold W. 
Billings, Walter E. 
Bissett, James T. 
Bliss, Arthur 
Boutwell, Everett S. 
Bramley, Edwin L. 
Brierly, James 
Brigham, Frank L. 
Brooks, Arthur 
Brouillard, Arthur R. 
Brown, Benjamin C. 
Buchan, Raymond L. 
Burke, Michael A. 
Burton, Everett D. 
Carleton, F. Tyler 
Cheever, W. Abbot 
Christison, Leslie 
Clark, Granville T. 
Clinton, Joseph A. 



Retired 
Cable Splicer 
Insurance 
Clerk 

Sales Manager 
Blacksmith 
Foreman 
Civil Engineer 
Overseer 
Janitor 
Salesman 
Civil Engineer 
YMCA Secretary 
Trustee 

Gas Station Op. 
Salesman 
Truck Driver 
B. Student 
Jeweler 

Recreation Director 
Retired 
Farmer 

Telephone Mgr. 
Operator 

Vice Pres. Ins. Co. 
Chemist 
Painter 
Fireman 
Machinist 
Funeral Director 
Textile Worker 
Consultant Eng. 
Artist 
Chemist 

Electrical Dealer 
Fireman 



10 Summer St. 

28 Pasho St. 
74 Summer St. 

Ballardvale Rd. 

135 Haverhill St. 

65 Red Spring Rd. 

6 Chestnut St. 

36 Morton St. 

5 Princeton Rd. 

18 Stratford Rd. 

Porter Rd. 

19 Williams St. 

34J/2 Summer St. 

14 Cabot Rd. 

Haggetts Pond Rd. 

161 Lowell St. 

51 Red Spring Rd. 

17 High St. 

9 Wolcott Ave. 

11 Chestnut St. 

1 Hidden Rd. 

High Plain Rd. 

Appletree Lane 

7 Tewksbury St. 

9 Punchard Ave. 

357 No. Main St. 

Bailey Rd. 

29 Main St. 
Lincoln St. 

383 No. Main St. 

29 Maple Ave. 

18 Cheever Circle 

Salem St. 

100 Burnham Rd. 

100 Elm Si. 

<) Bartlet Si. 



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Colbath, Howard L. 
Cole, John N. II 
Collins, Andrew 
Collins, William F. 
Coutts, David L. 
Cutler, Granville K. 
Dalton, Charles F. 
Daniels, Roy A. 
Dearborn, Roy S. 
D'Entremont, Francis H. 
Disbrow, Walter A. 
Doherty, James D. 
Dole, Percy J. 
Douglas, Richard S. 
Draper, Ralph L. 
Driscoll, John J. 
Erhardt, Frederick A. 
Fleming, Edward H. Jr. 
Fleming, John J. 
Flint, Edwin M. 
Forbes, David A. 
Friel, John A. 
Gilman, William M. 
Glines, Arthur B. 
Gordon, Walter N. 
Graham, Arthur M. 
Greenfield, Alf 
Greenhow, John M. 
Haigh, William H. 
Hannan, Laurence J. 
Hatch, William G. 
Hill, Charles A. 
Holt, Percy R. 
Howe, Guy B. Jr. 
Hulme, Samuel P. 
Jackson, Arthur R. 
Johnson, Leonard P. 
Judge, Homer G. 
Knipe, Wilson Jr. 
Kyle, William F. 



Laborer 

Andover Press 

Manager 

Rigger 

Printer 

Dyer 

Druggist 

Electrician 

Clerk 

Bus Driver 

Operative 

Insurance 

Trucking 

Bank Clerk 

Mechanical Eng. 

Storekeeper 

Salesman 

Painter 

Contractor 

Farmer 

Janitor 

Insurance Agent 

Student 

Electrician 

Maintenance Man 

Machinist 

Retired 

Retired 

Clerk 

Foreman 



21 River St., B.V. 
10 Wolcott Ave. 
18 Wolcott Ave. 

18 Washington Ave. 

2A Florence St. 

99 Shawsheen Rd. 

57 Chestnut St. 

78 Chestnut St. 

109 Elm St. 

132 Main St. 

Chandler Rd. 

21 Harding St. 

19 Washington Ave. 

18 Morton St. 
27 Bartlet St. 

36 Summer St. 
66 Park St. 

37 Maple Ave. 

37 Maple Ave. 
Pleasant St. 

1 Sweeney Ct. 

89 Chestnut St. 

Lowell St. 

63 Bartlet St. 

47 Union St. 

38 Whittier St. 
68 Haverhill St. 

124 Main St. 

34 Washington Ave. 

63 High St. 



Museum Attendant 6 Summer St. 

Electrician 13 Chestnut St. 

Clerk 6 Morton St. 

Service Manager 76 Clark Rd. B. V. 



Real Estate 

Janitor 

Engineer 

Carpenter 

Clerk 

Clerk, BPW 



61 Elm St. 

223 So. Main St. 

22 York St. 

93 Summer St. 

1 Stratford Rd. 

75 Elm St. 



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Lakin, Irvin H. 
Lamb, Ernest R. 
Livingston, Harold S. 
Locke, Richard G. 
Locke, Sherman S. 
Look, Donald B. 
Lord, Wilfred 
Lynch, James A. 
MacDonald, David 
Mahoney, Timothy J. 
Manthorne, Harold N. 
McDonald, William L. 
Marcelle, Arthur J. 
McGhie, Gavin H. 
Mears, Lewis N. 
Mill, Victor J. Jr. 
Milne, David 
Morse, H. Allison 
Mosher, James R. 
Muller, Walter F. 
Murray, John M. 
Nason, Harry C. 
Nelligan, Francis A. 
Nicoll, Frank L. 
Nowell, Frederick N. 
Noyes, John L. 
Otis, Herbert H. 
Pearson, Walter 
Perkins, Henry F. 
Petty, Frank R. 
Pike, Walter N. 
Polgreen, John A. 
Regan, Charles D. 
Remington, J. Augustus 
Remmes, Joseph T. 
Ripley, Philip F. 
Robb, James G. 
Rockwell, Henry D. Jr. 
Roundy, Glenn H. 
Shaw, Irving R. 



Retired 

Chauffeur 

Florist 

Contractor 

Contractor 

Photographer 

Superintendent 

Farmer 

Operative 

Guard 

Veteran 

Auditor 

Plant Clerk 

R. R. Fireman 

Clerk 

Manufacturer 

Laborer 

Salesman 

Clerk 

Clerk 

Gas Station Prop. 

Carpenter 

Compositor 

Painter 

Property Mgr. 

Farmer 

Insurance 

Gas Station Prop. 

Engineer 

Bank Clerk 

Coremaker 

Insurance 

Gas Station Mgr. 

Agent 

Electrician 

Retired 

Rubber Worker 

Carder 

Purchasing Agent 



22 Clark Rd. B.V. 

105 Elm St. 

107 Abbot St. 

3 Windsor St. 

5 Windsor St. 

115 Main St. 

23 Wolcott Ave. 

Gray Rd. 

1 Upland Rd. 

34 Florence St. 

31 Washington Ave. 

37 Railroad St. 

32 Park St. 

72 Clark Rd. 

425 Andover St. B. V. 

4 Cedar Rd. 

20 Cuba St. 

27 Summer St. 

78 Haverhill St. 

3 Lupine Rd. 

61 Pine St. 

3 River St. B. V. 

49 Carmel Rd. 

2 Stratford Rd. 

63 Chestnut St. 

Love joy Rd. 

70 Summer St. 

12 Florence St. 

46 Walnut Ave. 

67 Center St. B. V. 

28 Avon St. 

39H Summer' St. 

79 Summer St. 

354 No. Main St. 

Woodland Rd. 

7 Abbot St. 

98 No. Main St. 

47 Cuba Si. 

28 Wolcott Aw. 



Wool Sorter 401 Andover St. B. V. 



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Sheeley, Russell F. 
Sherry, Frank R. 
Sjostrom, Ivar Jr. 
Smith, Frederick H. 
Spinney, Charles H. 
Stevens, Carl H. 
Stevens, Clinton H. 
Stopford, William W. 
Sullivan, Augustine P. 
Sutton, Robert H. 
Thompson, Lester M. 
Todd, Henry 
Trow, Henry J. 
Turner, Harvey G. 
Walker, James W. 
Weeks, Eugene M. 
West, Archibald L. 
Whitcomb, Roger H. 
Whiteway, Hayward G. 
Wilkinson, Ernest 
Wilson, P. LeRoy 
Wood, Cornelius A. 



Electrician 

Pattern Maker 

Organist 

Real Estate 

Machinist 

Retired 

Accountant 

Operative 

Accountant 

Candy Maker 

Salesman 

Retired 

Chauffeur 

Farmer 

Retired 

Clerk 

Electrician 

Clerk 

Carpenter 

Real Est. & Ins. 

News Dealer 

Trustee 



17 Enmore St. 

247 Andover St. B. V. 

84 Main St. 

86 Main St. 

97 Chestnut St. 

Virginia Rd. 

72 Morton St. 

79 Chestnut St. 

34 Essex St. 

119 Chestnut St. 

Chandler Rd. 

60 Poor St. 

River St., B. V. 

So. Main St. 

7 Argyle St. 

30 Chestnut St. 

74 Lowell St. 

3 Main St. Terr. 

3 Ferndale Ave. 

57 Salem St. 

9 Avon St. 

276 No. Main St. 



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Trustees and Staff of Memorial 
Hall Library 



CAROLINE P. LEAVITT LEO F. DALEY 

WINSOR GALE ARTHUR W. REYNOLDS 

E. DEAN WALEN WILLIAM N. PERRY 

ALAN R. BLACKMER 

Chairman 
WINSOR GALE 

Secretary 
WILLIAM N. PERRY 

Treasurer 
ARTHUR W. REYNOLDS 

Librarian 
MIRIAM PUTNAM 

MARGARET D. MANNING, Assistant Librarian, in charge, 
Circulation and Reference 

MARGARET LANE, Children's and Young People s Librarian 

MARY F. ZECCHINI, Catalog Librarian 

ELEANORE G. BLISS, Cireulaiion Assistant* 

M. ETHEL ZINK, Branch Librarian, Ballard Yale 

Janitor 
ARCHIBALD D. MACLAREN 
•Part-time 

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THE MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY CONSIDERS 
THE LAST TEN YEARS 

Every now and then it is a good idea for a person or an institu- 
tion to take an account of stock — a kind of mental inventory. A 
tenth report would seem to lend itself to such an undertaking. 
Yet this mental stock taking can not be entirely objective. Any 
hard and fast appraisal must be left until later and to some one 
whose involvement is much less than that of the writer of this 
report. These past ten years have left their impressions. Real 
achievements are harder to measure, since they are made up of 
so much that is intangible, and because so frequently they lag 
behind the ideas that fathered them. More tangible results, 
statistics on the other hand, form on the whole the least important 
part of the record. Since things of this kind build slowly, achieve- 
ment in any one decade may often be the result of forces set into 
motion long before. 

One impression which a backward glance provides is the sensi- 
tivky of the public library to changing conditions. These chang- 
ing conditions, economic, political, social — the upheavals of a 
real war or a "cold war" — are almost immediately reflected in 
the library program. Equilibrium, particularly in a period of 
great change, is sometimes hard to achieve. It is easy to try to 
serve what seems to be the moment's greatest need without 
too much correlation with long-term objectives for which the 
moment is but preparation. On the whole, the balance was kept 
and the library stood firm as a resource to give men direction, 
self confidence and poise. One need look only at reading trends to 
see how closely they mirrored passing events and so influenced 
in marked degree book selection and individual book guidance. 

There has been a growing awareness in this period of the 
Memorial Hall Library as a community resource for all, regard- 
less of background, to draw upon. Present library users represent 
a wider cross section of the town, particularly geographical, than 
for some time. The library, too, has come to represent in many 
people's thinking a kind of unifying force, drawing into a whole 
fabric the variegated threads and strands of which Andover is 
composed. This is borne out in many ways — by the larger com- 
munity use of library resources, by the greater use of its meeting 
rooms by groups which themselves cut across political, economic 

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and social lines, by the many ways in which the library joins 
forces with the community in joint endeavors, by its services — 
book talks, exhibits, — outside the library's four walls. More and 
more, too, individuals and groups are serving the library, be it 
lovely flower arrangements in the reading room by Garden Club 
members, a Christmas party for the pre-school group, the lending 
of hobby collections for library exhibit, the leadership of a course 
or discussion group, or expert book help by community specialists. 

Equally important has been the development of reader and 
librarian relations to the point where warmth, friendliness and 
shared book enthusiams are the order of the day. There has been 
a continued strengthening of the library's book stock, the build- 
ing up of the reference collection to a place where it can meet 
perhaps 90% of the demands made upon it, the inclusion of non- 
book materials such as pamphlets and recordings. Films have 
been used successfully, too, although on a rental basis and for 
library groups. At some future time, perhaps, films can be made 
available to community groups, if only on a distribution basis. 
While books of popular demand have been bought in relatively 
large numbers, books of permanent value have not been over- 
looked. The library has sought at all times to include books 
with diverse points of view, particularly in politics and economics, 
and it is important that it continue to do so. The library has been 
mindful of group as well as individual needs. This has resulted 
in the development of small, special collections of books, periodi- 
cals and services, of interest to business and labor. Only this past 
year interest in subject fields was furthered by the rearrangement 
of some of the book collections, resulting in a home and family 
life alcove and a science and technology alcove. The physical 
side of the book collection has not been neglected and the library 
has followed a careful program of book replacement, with fine, 
illustrated editions when possible, of standard and important 
books. 

1940 was the peak year for book circulation and the library 
has not yet gotten back to that point. Certainly a large issue of 
books is desirable but not the sole aim. There has been, however, 
an increase in the circulation of worth-while books and greater 
awareness on the part of members of the community that they 
could expect to find a variety of books on main- subjects. Adult 
life has become so crowded that leisure and inclination for read- 
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ing, except on the part of the devoted, may be less than before 
the war. Will television have further effects on reading habits? 
Dire results were predicted from the automobile, radio and the 
movies, which did not come to pass. Television will not consign 
books and reading to limbo for there is something about the 
printed page and one's individual relationship to it that can not 
be supplied by these other types of communication. One very 
healthy sign, a good omen for future adult use, is a noticeable 
increase in the circulation of books to boys and girls through the 
Young People's Library. 

The average person may not know very much or care very 
much about the processes by which books get to the shelves and 
into his hands. However, during the past years, efforts have been 
made to improve methods which will get new books to their 
potential readers as quickly as possible. The use of printed cata- 
log cards has been one such method. The card catalog, too, too 
often a forbidden country to many laymen, has been made as 
intelligible as possible with common sense ruling practice wherever 
it best serves this end. 

A distinctive feature of the library's past ten years has been 
its venture in the field of group adult education. Film forums, 
discussion groups, extension courses, documentary film programs, 
music listening evenings have all at one time or another been 
part of the library program. Each has had its special adherents 
and the general success of the series indicates the eagerness with 
which people seek to add to their mental, cultural and practical 
equipment. In 1941 the library held its first Open House, an 
event now held yearly the first Sunday of Book Week. 

Since comparatively new, a special word should be said about 
the listening hours of which there have been three during the 
past year with more to come. Musical enthusiasts in our midst 
have provided the leadership although it is hoped that as time 
goes on the group will provide leadership from among its own 
members. The record library, now in its third year, is surely one 
of the exciting and tangible achievements of this period. 

It is not wise perhaps to single out one specific library service 
and call it the most important. Yet when one considers library 
service to boys and girls the temptation to do just that is very 
great. Certainly service to boys and girls provides a cornerstone 
upon which the rest of the library structure can be built. With 

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it the Memorial Hall Library, like many public libraries, achieves 
its best and most completely realized results. This can be said 
without violence to and without minimizing in the least the other 
and important services which the library carries on. It is not 
difficult to explain. Boys and girls provide an almost -natural 
audience; with less responsibility and freer schedules than their 
elders, they tend to support good programs enthusiastically and 
to respond to constructive leadership. The extent and diversity 
of the Young People's program has grown over the years. There 
has been an increased use of the room by family groups. Parents 
no doubt, because of their boys and girls, have been made in- 
creasingly aware of what the Boys' and Girls' department has to 
offer and are correspondingly appreciative. 

Mention should be made of the young people who use the 
library. More of them use the library all the time and make effec- 
tive and mature use of it as they come to know its services and 
resources. A tremendous help in this process has been the yearly 
instruction in the use of essential reference tools, given in the 
fall, to all tenth grade English classes. Growing cooperation on 
the part of the high school faculty in making known class assign- 
ments has made the library better able to meet school needs. 
This past year about one hundred young people took part in an 
essay contest sponsored by the library on the topic WHAT A 
PUBLIC LIBRARY MEANS TO A COMMUNITY. The 
essays showed quite universally a keen appreciation and under- 
standing of the library. It has not been possible to establish an 
activity program for this group. Young people just do not have 
time for additional activities. Occasional events have been 
planned ; it is fun to remember the successful TEEN AGE BOOK 
SHOW, held in the spring of 1945. Film programs arranged for 
this group have been very successful at the Ballard Vale Branch 
Library, but attendance has proved disappointingly small when 
the same program was put on at the main library. 

The best publicity for any library or institution is word of 
mouth advertising by satisfied and enthusiastic customers and 
the Memorial Hall Library has had its share of this kind of pub- 
licity. Conventional channels for publicity have not been ne- 
glected. The library appreciates the cooperation of the Andover 
Townsman and the Lawrence Eagle Tribune which have gen- 
erously printed library news and book comment. Since July 1, 

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the library has appeared every other week in a fifteen-minute 
broadcast over Station WCCM on the Accent on Andover pro- 
gram. Book lists of various kinds, book exhibits within and with- 
out the library, creative staff-reader relationships have all been 
useful public relations techniques. 

A CLASSIFICATION AND PAY PLAN, with two levels of 
positions, professional and clerical, adopted by the Board of 
Trustees in 1945, was a positive step in the development of a 
sound personnel policy. 

There have been, of course, many changes in personnel, par- 
ticularly during the war years. Indeed, anyone who can boast of 
ten years' service falls into the category of old-timer! This seems 
a logical point to speak directly about members of the profes- 
sional staff. Each shares in the total program of the library and 
in so doing increases the opportunities for bringing the parts of 
the whole more closely together. Each is an effective interpreter 
of the library's high purposes and is well aware of the constructive 
role that the library plays in the life of the community. Every 
rewarding personal experience is grist to the library's mill and a 
creative life — in work, avocation or recreation is — excellent am- 
munition for continued outstanding library service. 

Important, too, is the contribution made by the members of 
the Board of Trustees who hold within their grasp life or death 
for the library. There is no one on the present Board who was a 
member in 1939 and in this period it has lost by death or resigna- 
tion several outstanding members. The community has been 
fortunate in the quality of the men and women who have served 
and still serve as trustees and who have contributed so much to 
the ongoing development of the library. 

There has been no wish in this short summary to present the 
library as moving unfalteringly toward the accomplishment of its 
goals. On the whole it would seem to have gone forward. Every- 
thing that has been attempted has naturally not been of equal 
merit, although intrinsic merit may not always have been lacking. 
The bookmobile demonstration in 1940 may be a case in point. 
Certainly equalization of library opportunity is a reasonable 
thing, yet failure to secure sufficient funds to carry on this service 
as an integral part of the library's program may have been due 
to inadequate public education and insufficient thinking through 
of all that the new service might involve. Ought the library to 
reconsider this project in the future? There are factors here 

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which must be weighed very carefully. With rising costs of public 
service, it will be necessary to make sure that the results of any 
extension of service bear some relation to the costs involved and 
that services at the main library, the dynamo of library energy, 
in no way suffer diminution. 

In this period the library offered full-time service to the An- 
dover Junior High School Library and a partial service to the 
Punchard High School Library, neither one of which is carried 
on at the present time. In no respect need they be considered 
entirely abortive efforts. The junior high school service brought 
the library very close to boys and girls who seldom if ever used 
it and it pointed out very markedly the place of the library in the 
school. It is to be hoped that the School Department will be able 
to restore this essential school activity in the near future. The 
high school service foundered on the rocks of a school schedule, 
accelerated by the war. On the whole the library believes that 
it can serve young people more effectively when all its efforts are 
concentrated at the main library. However, the identification 
of the library and the school, even through this limited coopera- 
tive venture, may have served to indicate fresh w T ays in which 
the library could meet young people's school needs. 

Other things, too. were short lived. A weekly vocational coun- 
seling service, under the direction of trained counselors, was a 
casualty of war as was the Friends of the Library organization 
which lasted in a more or less active fashion but one year. 
Friends of the Library groups have been most successful when 
there have been definite projects toward which they could work. 

A word or two about physical plant is surely a part of this 
consideration. Repairs, renovations and alterations have all been 
carried out in an attempt to make the Memorial Hall Library 
an attractive place and as functionally modern as a plant seventy- 
five years old can be. The Ballard Vale Library has also had its 
share of attention and has been completely done over. 

There is and must be a direct relation between library income 
and library achievement. During this ten-year period the library 
budget has somewhat more than kept pace with rising costs. 
Library progress, if any in this time, is in good part traceable to 
the willingness of the Andover community to appropriate ade- 
quate funds. The American Library Association recommends a 
per capita income of $3.00 a year if a city or town is to have excel- 
lent library service and one of $2.25, it" reasonably good service 

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is to be achieved. In 1948 the Memorial Hall Library budget of 
$27,294 broke down into a per capita income of $2.30. Standards 
such as these proposed by the American Library Association are, 
of course, not mandatory upon any community. They are helpful, 
though, as setting standards outside the local community against 
which to measure local financial support. The Board of Trustees 
has been concerned to keep operating costs at the most economical 
level commensurate with good service. In 1948 hours of opening 
w T ere cut and the use of part-time personnel curtailed in an effort 
to establish a minimum basis for economical operation. 

In 1948 the Memorial Hall Library achieved an important 
milestone — its seventy-fifth birthday. The simple anniversary 
program on June 2 was in keeping with the dedicatory exercises 
in 1872 and the fiftieth celebration in 1923. 

These past ten years represent only a small segment in the 
total life of the library and of its total contribution to the An- 
dover community. What of the next ten years? It would be a 
hardy person who would prophesy with any certainty the direc- 
tion in which our world will go. May it be a world in which 
libraries continue to be important! There are some tangible 
things which must be accomplished. The library reading room 
and the Young People's Library must be fitted out w T ith new 
furniture. Library lighting, installed in 1927, should be improved. 
The town should undoubtedly have a new functional library 
building but since there are more pressing community building 
needs, it perhaps will not come for some time. Areas for library 
development have been hinted at. However, it is perhaps well 
not to have too tightly conceived plans since future needs rarely 
arrive in exactly the same form in which they have been forseen. 
This does not, of course, rule out planning and thinking ahead. 

The Memorial Hall Library is dedicated to providing the best 
possible service to the "living citizens of Andover, old and 
young." It will meet new T demands as they arrive, experiment 
with new ideas and with new techniques concerned with the com- 
munication of ideas. In essence the wmole library program is 
fundamentally only a very simple thing — to bring together men, 
women, young people, boys and girls and the books most essential 
to their fullest development. A simple platform, yes, but not 
simple of achievement. The next years will continue to tax in- 
genuity and resource in bringing about a larger fulfillment. 

Miriam Putnam, Librarian 

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1948 STATISTICS OF LIBRARY USE 



BOOK STOCK 



Volumes at beginning of year 
Volumes added by purchase 
Volumes added by gift 
Volumes lost or withdrawn 
Lost volumes found 



Adult 

34,764 

1,487 

112 

773 

6 



Juvenile Total 
8,551 43,315 



666 

22 

185 

8 



2,153 

134 

958 

14 



Total Volumes at end of year 

Newspapers and Periodicals currently received 

Periodicals received by gift 

USE 



Volumes of adult fiction loaned 
Volumes of adult non-fiction loaned 
*Number of children's books loaned 
Number of adult records loaned 
Number of children's records loaned 
Number of pictures loaned 

Total number of books, records, etc. 
loaned 



35,596 


9,062 44,658 


:eived 


125 




23 


Volumes 


% of total circ. 


42,933 


40 


25,065 


23.2 


36,775 


34.1 


2,498] 




245 |» 


2.7 


160j 





107,676 



REGISTRATION 

Borrowers registered during year 
Total number of registered borrowers 
Circulation per capita (based on 1945 
census figures) 



Adult Juvenile Total 

767 310 1,070 
3,242 1,234 4,476 



*Included in this total is 8,984 recorded school circulation. 
Total books sent on school deposit numbered 5,784 and each of 
these books was probably used from two to twenty times. The 
library, however, counts only recorded circulation. 



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Board of Public Works 



Andover, Mass. 
January 1, 1949 

The Board of Public Works voted to adopt the following report 
of the Superintendent as its report for 1948 with recommendations 
for 1949. 

Sidney P. White, Chairman 
Edward A. Doyle, Secretary 
John H. Kelly 
P. Leroy Wilson 



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Superintendent's Report 



To the Board of Public Works: 

Gentlemen : 

The major activities and developments in the Highway, Water, 
Sewer and Park Departments during the year which ended De- 
cember 31, 1948 were as follows: 

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

The following table in inches shows the snowfall for the year 
1948: 

January 42 . 7 

February 20 . 2 

March 14.5 

November 1 . 2 

December 5 . 



Total 83 . 6 

The snowfall for the year was greater by far than most years, 
and from November 1947 to March 1948 inclusive the snowfall 
totaled 118.9 inches. 

This year a new 99 H Austin-Western grader which was pur- 
chased as a result of the Special Town Meeting held December 
17, 1945 and two ten-foot plows have been purchased. The plow- 
ing equipment now consists of seven truck plows, one grader, one 
tractor, three V-plows for above equipment and two Cletrac 
sidewalk tractor plows. In addition to this, four private truck 
plows are hired. 

The following roads were treated with "Tarvia Retread": 
Pasho Street, Alderbrook Road, Brook Street, Greenwood Road, 
Chandler Road, Canterbury Street, Enmore Street, Dartmouth 
Road, Princeton Road, Yale Road, George Street, Juliette Street, 
Topping Road, Lovejoy Road, North Street, Central Street, 
Bellevue Road, Locke Street, Washington Avenue, Maple Ave- 
nue, Andover Street, B.V., Webster Street, Laurel Lane, Carmel 
Road, Cuba Street, William Street, Kensington Street, Whit tier 

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Street, Hall Avenue, Abbot Street, Orchard Street, Gray Road, 
Pearson Street, Lincoln Street, Punchard Avenue, Brown Street, 
Cabot Road and Pine Street and sections of Bailey Road, Beacon 
Street, Gould Road, Vine Street, Sunset Rock Road, Wildwood 
Road, High Plain Road, Beacon Street, Shawsheen Road, High 
Street, Andover, North Street, Chestnut Street, Salem Street, 
Red Spring Road, Hidden Road, Haggetts Pond Road, River 
Road, Main Street, Reservation Road, Poor Street, Cutler Road, 
Summer Street and Walnut Avenue, using a total of 97955 gallons. 

The following roads were treated with asphalt: Jenkins Road, 
Boston Road, County Road, Lupine Road and sections of Rattle- 
snake Hill Road and High Plain Road, using a total of 12650 
gallons. 

Under Article 12, Chapter 90 Maintenance sections of Lowell 
Street, Route 133 and also a section of River Road were armor- 
coated with RC-5 asphalt and pea stone. With State and County 
aid under Chapter 90 Construction, the section of North Main 
Street from Stimson Bridge to a point about one hundred feet 
south of the Railroad bridge was resurfaced with a two and one- 
quarter inch two-course hot-top material by Warren Bros. Roads 
Company, using a total of 1172 tons. 

Under Article 14, sidewalks were constructed at South Main 
Street near Hidden Road, Hall Avenue on the west side, both 
sides of Summer Street between Whittier and Avon Streets, both 
sides of Flint Circle from High Street to two new houses being 
constructed by Edward P. Hall. 

On Chestnut Street between Main and Bartlet Streets, the 
entire area between the road and the sidewalk was tarred to make 
a better surface near the new parking meters, and also sidewalk 
and curbing reconstructed in front of the A. & P. Store for the 
purpose of installing parking meters and more efficient parking. 

Plans for the Stevens Street Bridge were drawn up and bids 
were taken for same. The low bidder was Monroe-Langstroth, 
Inc. at a price of $13,305.00. This does not include engineer's fees. 

A new garage was built at the Town Yard to house the grader, 
new Mack truck and tractor. This was built by Alexander Hen- 
derson at a price of $4,500.00. 

The Merrimac Broadcasting Company and the Town of An- 
dover jointly spent money to build a road up on Wood Hill. As a 
result, the Town's share being the maximum of $1,000.00, the 

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Merrimac Broadcasting Company paid the difference of $5,156.00 
completing an excellent road from Haggetts Pond Road to the 
site of the new radio broadcasting station as well as the location 
which has been purchased for a reservoir site by the Town. This 
work was done under contract by George Brox, Inc., the lowest 
bidder, for a total sum of $6,156.00, under Article 25. 

Under Article 26, Shawsheen Road between Essex Street and 
Cuba Street was widened to thirty feet up the hill where the 
parked cars caused traffic tie-ups. 

The veterans' lots at the corner of Burnham Road and High 
Street were graded and put into condition so that houses could be 
built thereon. 

To provide for adequate Highway Maintenance for 1949, we 
recommend an appropriation of $61,300.00. 

TRUCKS, GARAGE AND REPAIR SHOP MAINTENANCE 

A new 5 H.P. compressor was purchased this year to replace 
the old compressor in the garage, under Article 19. 

To provide for adequate Trucks, Garage & Repair Shop Main- 
tenance for 1949, we recommend an appropriation of $10,450.00. 

WATER DEPARTMENT 

Under Article 35, seventeen hundred feet of six-inch cement 
lined iron pipe were installed in Gould Road extending southerly 
from the State Police Barracks, leaving a balance of $1,874.59. 

Under Article 34, sixteen hundred fifty-five feet of ten-inch 
cement lined iron pipe were laid in Bailey Road. This line extends 
to George Flint's farm. At this point a great amount of ledge was 
encountered and appears to extend for a considerable distance 
beyond. A balance of $220.12 remains. 

Under Article 5 of 1947 and Article 22 of 1948, a twenty-inch 
suction line was added to augment the fourteen-inch suction at 
Haggetts Pond Pumping Station providing greater capacity to 
meet peak demands. This work was done by the Rev-Lyn Con- 
tracting Company of Lynn at a total cost of $18,185.27. 

Under Article 36, nine hundred forty-nine feet of six-inch 
cement lined iron pipe were laid in Beacon Street from High Plain 
Road. This work was done under the proviso that three houses be 
built on this stretch of way, leaving a balance of $1,265.78. 

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The main engine room at the Pumping Station was painted at a 
cost of $242.50 and the coal shed was repaired and reinforced at a 
cost of $392.15. 

During 1948, 505,036,000 gallons of water were pumped at the 
Haggetts Pond Pumping Station for a daily average of 1,380,000 
gallons. The steam turbine was in operation 3312 hours, 55 min- 
utes and the electric pump 2978 hours and 20 minutes. 

To provide for adequate expenditure in the Water Department 
during 1949, we recommend an appropriation of $49,450.00. 



Services in use January 1, 1949 
Meters in use January 1, 1949 



2969 
2939 



RECEIPTS 



Water Rates 
Water Construction 



$62,472.54 
2,082.88 



Paid to Town Treasurer $64,555 . 42 

COMPARATIVE STATISTICS AS OF JANUARY 1, 1949 



Year 



1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 



Net Cost 

of 
Mainten- 
ance 



28,358.32 
28,371.42 
27,830.64 
27,799.18 
27,796.08 
30,859.93 
33,418.32 
38,043.35 
43,148.15 
47,857.73 
47,200.50 
49,967.87 





Cost per 


Mil. Gals. 


Cost of 


by total 


by cost 


Pumping 


Mainten- 


of 




ance 


Pumping 
♦37.86 


♦15,113.06 


71.04 


♦14,429.22 


75.45 


♦38.37 


* 14, 640. 99 


63.87 


♦33.60 


*15,256.13 


67.04 


♦37.79 


*17,494.91 


56.81 


♦35.76 


♦18,211.08 


74.13 


♦43.75 


♦19,387.57 


85.53 


♦49.62 


♦20,658.91 


89.48 


♦48.59 


♦21,916.43 


106.30 


♦53.99 


*22,634.40 


107.86 


♦51.02 


♦19,587.05 


100.56 


♦41.73 


♦26,340.63 


98.94 


♦52.15 



Gallons 
Pumped 



399,170,000 
376,011,000 
435,725,000 
414,653,000 
489,287,000 
416,314,000 
390,688,000 
425,152,000 
405,883,000 
443,692,000 
469,364,000 
505,036,000 



Miles 

of 
Main 
Pipe 



76.58 
77.14 
78.78 
79.89 
80.63 
80.77 
80.77 
80.77 
84.90 
88.64 
88.87 
89.69 



'Cost at both stations. 



SEWER DEPARTMENT 

(For Sewer Construction see Engineer's Report.) 
To provide for adequate Sewer Maintenance and Construction 
for 1949, we recommend an appropriation of $6,400.00. 

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Under Article 39, 3135 feet of eight-inch sewer line were laid 
in Burnham Road and in Dufton Road by Lewis & Scott Com- 
pany and the engineering work was done by Clinton F. Goodwin 
at a total cost of $24,236.70. The assessment per foot has been 
established at $3.98. 

Under Article 40, 945 feet of six-inch sewer line were laid and 
5 manholes constructed in Chestnut Street by the Town Sewer 
Department at a cost of $3,600.00, and the engineering work was 
done by Town Engineer, Chas. T. Gilliard. The assessment per 
foot has been established at $1.91. 



PARK DEPARTMENT 

In addition to the regular work in the Park Department, 
under Article 6 the entire infield as well as the skinned area of the 
baseball diamond was removed and the area built up with loam 
and the infield resodded. In the spring this area will be rolled and 
shaped up. 

An area south of the football bleachers was graded for a skating 
rink, further construction and supervision of which thereafter to 
be undertaken by the Recreation Committee. 

A new power mower is need in the Department to replace one 
purchased in 1940. 

The completion of the work at the Ballardvale Playground was 
effected early in the year. This work comprised of raising the 
building, laying a cement floor, and necessary grading. 

To provide for adequate Park Maintenance for 1949, we recom- 
mend an appropriation of $6,200.00. 



ADMINISTRATIVE, SUPERVISION AND OFFICE 
EXPENSE 

To provide for adequate Administrative, Supervision and 
Office Expense for 1949, we recommend an appropriation of 
$16,500.00. 

This Department, comprised of accounts transferred from other 
Departments, was inaugurated March 8, 1948 and the larger 
appropriation for 1949 will be required for a full year. 



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LIGHTING COMMITTEE 

The following street lighting changes were made during 1948: 

Date Installed Number, Size, and Location 

January 20, 1948 Relocation from pole 1241 to 1240, Central 
Street 

January 22, 1948 Installed two 2500 lumen lights, Chestnut 
Street 

August 13, 1948 Installed one 2500 and three 1000 lumen 
lights, Vine Street 

September 3, 1948 Installed four 1000 lumen lights, Holt Road 

September 3, 1948 Installed one 1000 lumen light, Orchard St. 

September 7, 1948 Installed two 1000 lumen lights, Holt Road 

September 15, 1948 Installed three 2500 lumen lights, North St. 

September 15, 1948 Installed four 1000 lumen lights, Webster St. 

September 15, 1948 Installed one 2500 lumen light, River Road 

September 15, 1948 Removed one 1000 lumen light, River Road 

September 16, 1948 Installed one 1000 lumen light, Highland Rd. 

October 6, 1948 Installed one 1000 lumen light, Wolcott Ave. 

October 11, 1948 Installed one 1000 lumen light, Chester St. 

November 10, 1948 Installed three 1000 lumen lights, Alder- 
brook Road 

December 21, 1948 installed four 1000 lumen lights,. Wildwood 
Road 

December 27, 1948 ^Installed two 1000 lumen lights, Woodland 
Road 

Summary 

1000 lumen lights installed 26 

2500 lumen lights installed 7 

1000 lumen light removed 1 

The charges during 1948 for the additional lights installed 
amounted to S195.82. 

The cost for a full year's operation for the added lights above, 
including Wildwood and Woodland Roads, would be $646.00. 

*Note — The lights on Wildwood Road and Woodland Road were installed 
too late in December to be billed in 1948. 



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Other Lights Requested but Not Installed 



Abbot Street 
Foster Circle 
Shawsheen Road 
Summer Street 
Argilla Road 
Andover Square - 
Shawsheen Square 



- 1000 lumen light 

- 1000 lumen light 

- 1000 lumen light 

- 1000 lumen light 

- 1000 lumen light 
I- 16,000 lumen M.V. 



Requested 
Requested 
Requested 
Requested 
Requested 
lights 



10-16,000 lumen M.V. lights 



11/24/48 
11/24/48 
11/24/48 
10/ 7/48 
10/14/48 



The additional annual cost to the Town for the operation of 
these lights will be $1,654.00. 



Estimated Annual Cost for Lights Installed and Requested 

Number Size Annual Cost 

63 2500 lumen - underground $ 3,024 

13 4000 lumen - underground 975 

86 1000 lumen - underground 3,268 

36 2500 lumen - overhead 1 ,008 

631 1000 lumen - overhead 11,358 

10 Sodium lights 289 
6 1000 lumen-overhead (Installed but not 

billed in 1948) 108 
5 1000 lumen-overhead (Requested but not 

yet installed) 90 
Shawsheen and Andover Squares 

Additional annual cost over present lights 1 ,564 



Total Estimated Street Lighting Cost for 1949 



$21,684 



To provide for adequate lighting for 1949, we recommend an 
appropriation of $22,000.00. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Edward R. Lawson, Superintendent 



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Report of Town Engineer 



To the Board of Public Works: 
Gentlemen : 

Installation of the Chestnut Street sewer main conformed to 
the usual procedure: — Plans were drawn and prices obtained for 
the shovel and for building the manholes. Bids on the brick were 
obtained and the job was given to the Board of Public Works' 
employees. This work was completed at the per-foot cost of S 1.91. 
including putting the road back in its original shape. The contract 
for the digging and the catch basins was given Lewis & Scott, the 
digging to be at the rate of $90.00 per day and the catch basins at 
SI 00.00 each. The brick was supplied by J. E. Pitman. Est. for 
$25.00 per thousand. All work was engineered by the Town 
Engineer, Charles T. Gilliard. 

Under Article 10. the baseball diamond at the Central Play- 
stead was rebuilt to conform with the big league diamonds. The 
elevations were given by the Town Engineer. 

Grades were given for the building of a new garage at the bot- 
tom of Lewis Street for the grader, Mack truck and bulldozer. 

More water services were installed in 1948 than any one year 
in the past. For each of the services put in, two sketches had to 
be drawn. For each sewer service put in, a sketch had to be drawn 
on the big plans. For the water and sewer lines put in. a big plan 
had to be drawn showing every detail and the sketch had to be 
drawn in the water books. 

Many days have been spent bringing up to date plans and 
drawings and valuable information which has been allowed to 
accumulate over a period of years due to the lack of time. 

Drain jobs had to be given the exact elevation, layout of cor- 
ners given the correct angle, the layout of water and sewer jobs 
had to be given the correct amount of materials to be used and 
other jobs too numerous to mention had to be given every detail. 

The skating rink at the Playstead was leveled with the instru- 
ment. 

Various pieces of property have been checked relative to prop- 
erty lines in order to determine Town rights primarily for drain- 
age purposes. 

The above is a general idea of the work accomplished by the 
Engineer, since to mention every detail would be impossible. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Charles T. Gilliard, Town Engineer 

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1949 Town Warrant 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

to either of the constables of the town of andover 

Greeting : 
In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified to 
vote in Elections and Town Affairs to meet and assemble at the 
designated polling places in Precinct One, Two, Three, Four, Five 
and Six, viz: The Central Fire Station in Precinct One; the 
Square and Compass Hall in Precinct Two; the Sacred Heart 
School, Balmoral Street, Shawsheen Village in Precinct Three; 
the Andover Grange Hall in Precinct Four, the Fire Station, 
Ballardvale in Precinct Five; and the Peabody House, Phillips 
Street in Precinct Six, in said Andover on Monday, the seventh 
day of March, 1949 at 7:00 o'clock A.M. to act upon the follow- 
ing articles : 

Article 1. To elect a Moderator for one year, Collector of 
Taxes for three years, a Selectman for three years, an Assessor for 
three years, two members of the Board of Public Works for three 
years, a member of the Board of Health for three years, one 
member of the School Committee for three years, a member of 
the Planning Board for five years, a Trustee of Memorial Hall 
library for seven years, five trustees of Punchard Free School for 
three years, three Constables for one year, and all town officers 
required by law to be elected by ballot. 

All the above candidates to be voted for on one ballot. The 
polls will be open from 7 :00 o'clock A.M. to 7 :00 o'clock P.M. 

After final action on the preceding Article One, the said meet- 
ing shall stand adjourned by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39 of 
the General Laws, to Monday, March 14th at 7:00 o'clock P.M. 
at the Memorial Auditorium, then and there to act upon the 
following articles, namely: 

Article 2. To elect all other offices not required by law to 
be elected by ballot. 

Article 3. To establish the salary of elected Town Officers 
for the ensuing year. 

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Article 4. To determine what sums of money shall be ap- 
propriated for the following purposes: 

Appropriation for the Assessors, Board of Selectmen, and 
all Departments under their control: Appropriation for Tree 
Warden: Appropriation for the Board of Health: Appropriation 
for Trustees of Memorial Hall Library: Appropriation for Trus- 
tees of Spring Grove Cemetery: Appropriation for School Com- 
mittee: Appropriation for all Departments under the control of 
the Board of Public Works: Appropriation for any other Town 
Charges and Expenses. 

Article 5. To see if the town will raise and appropriate the 
sum of $20000.00 for the purpose of extending the water system 
of the Town of Andover, all work to be done under the supervision 
of the Board of Public Works and no work to be started until 
approved by a majority vote of that Board. 

Article 6. To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $1375.00, with the turn in of the 1947 Plymouth 
Sedan, for a new automobile for the Police Department. 

Article 7. To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate $2000.00 to purchase a car for the use of the Fire Depart- 
ment and use the trade-in value of a 1941 Ford Sedan as part of 
the purchase price. 

Article 8. To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate $450.00 to cover the cost and installation of a new whistle 
machine at the Central Fire Station. 

Article 9. To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate $1000.00 to cover the cost and installation of a new whistle 
machine for the Ballardvale Fire Station. 

Article 10. To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate $3000.00 to purchase a wire truck for use of the Fire De- 
partment Signal Division. 

Article 11. To see if the town will vote to adopt the follow- 
ing by-law; same to take effect July 1, 1949: — 

"The hours of duty of the permanent members of the Fire 
Department shall be so established by the Selectmen and/or the 

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Chief of the Fire Department so that the average weekly hours of 
duty in any year, other than the hours during which such mem- 
bers may be summoned and kept on duty because of conflagra- 
tions or emergencies, shall not exceed fifty-six (56) hours in 
number," on petition of William G. Coutts and others. 

Article 12. To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of twenty-three hundred (2300.00) dollars for the 
purchase of an aero-mist spraying machine for use in the Moth 
Department, in the control of insects including the Elm Bark 
Beetle carrier of the Dutch Elm Disease; and authorize the sale 
of an old Guptill solid stream sprayer. 

Article 13. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate or transfer from unappropriated available funds in the 
treasury, a sum of Money for Chapter 90, Highway Maintenance, 
or take any action in relation thereto. 

Article 14. To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate a sum of thirty-five hundred ($3500.00) dollars for the 
improvement of North Main Street and Main Street; said money 
to be used in conjunction with any money which may be allotted 
by the State or County, or both, for this purpose, on petition of 
the Board of Public Works. 

Article 15. To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to repair and build sidewalks and appropriate the 
sum of seventy-five hundred ($7500.00) dollars therefor, on peti- 
tion of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 16. To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to purchase a power lawn mower and appropriate 
the sum of nine hundred and thirty-five ($935.00) dollars there- 
for, and that the price allowed for one old mower be used as part 
payment for the new mower, on petition of the Board of Public 
Works. 

Article 17. To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to purchase a light truck and appropriate the sum 
of sixteen hundred ($1600.00) dollars therefor, and that the price 
allowed for a 1940, one-ton Dodge truck be used as part payment 
for the new truck, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

16.^ 



Article 18. To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of one thousand ($1000.00) dollars to be expended 
by the Board of Public Works, for the purpose of replacing sec- 
tions of wooden fence with a more permanent type of fencing, on 
petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 19. To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to repair the Andover Street bridge spanning the 
Shawsheen River in Ballardvale and appropriate the sum of six 
thousand, two hundred and fifty ($6250.00) dollars therefor, on 
petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 20. To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of thirty thousand ($30000.00) dollars to construct 
a new bridge on Andover Street, Ballardvale, over the Shawsheen 
River and the work to proceed only on the approval of the Board 
of Selectmen, the Finance Committee and Board of Public Works, 
referred from Special Town Meeting, December 27, 1948. 

Article 21. To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of twenty-five hundred ($2500.00) dollars for the 
purpose of remedying a hazardous condition in the Sewer Pump 
House on Riverina Road by replacing obsolete equipment with 
adequate automatic starters and controls, on petition of the Board 
of Public Works. 

Article 22. To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of four hundred and fifty ($450.00) dollars for the 
purpose of obtaining land from the Phillips Academy and George 
R. Abbott and others on Chestnut Street to enable the Board of 
Public Works to widen, relocate wall, excavate banking and re- 
move trees on said street providing a plan is placed on file at the 
Town Clerk's office which will meet with the approval of the 
Phillips Academy Trustees and George R. Abbott and others, on 
petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 23. To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of sixty-five hundred ($6500.00) dollars for the 
purpose of modernizing the street lighting along North Main and 
Main Streets from the Lawrence-Andover line to the first sodium 
light at Chapel Avenue. It is recommended by the Board of 
Public Works that the present lighting be eliminated and that 

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ninety-five (95) high intensity suspension type units be installed 
at a mounting height of not less than twenty-five feet, referred 
from Annual Town Meeting, March, 1948. 

Article 24. To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate $2500.00 to purchase portable bleachers for use at the 
Playstead, on petition of the Punchard Boosters Committee. 

Article 25. To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate $1500.00 to be expended for a survey of the Public School 
Buildings and facilities. This money to be spent under the direc- 
tion of the Andover School Committee. 

Article 26. To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
School Committee to continue to maintain State-aided vocational 
education in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 74, Gen- 
eral Laws and Acts amendatory thereto, or dependent, thereon, 
and further raise and appropriate the sum of nine hundred and 
eighty ($980.00) dollars therefor. 

Article 27. To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the ten-inch water main on Bailey Road 
a distance of eight hundred feet and appropriate the sum of nine 
thousand ($9000.00) dollars therefor, on petition of Arthur 
Brouillard and others. 

Article 28. To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the present dead end 
on Beacon Street a distance of four hundred (400) feet and appro- 
priate the sum of two thousand, two hundred and thirty-eight 
($2238.00) dollars therefor, on petition of Roger P. Raymond 
and others. 

Article 29. To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from River Road north- 
erly a distance of sixteen hundred and sixty-four (1664) feet 
along Brundrett Avenue and appropriate the sum of nine thous- 
sand ($9000.00) dollars therefor, on petition of Arthur H. Mad- 
dox and others. 

Article 30. To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the present dead 
end on Canterbury Street for a distance of approximately 100 

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feet and appropriate the sum of S500.00 therefor, on petition of 
Charles H. Dufton and others. 

Article 31. To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of S486. 38 to reimburse Charles H. Dufton for 
extending the 6-inch water main on Canterbury Street for a 
distance of approximately 150 feet, beyond the former dead end, 
said extension having been completed in November, 1948 in ac- 
cordance with plans and specifications of the Board of Public 
Works, on petition of Charles H. Dufton and others. 

Article 32. To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the present dead 
end on Flint Cirlce along Flint Circle a distance of four hundred 
(400) feet and appropriate the sum of twenty-one hundred 
{$2 100.00) dollars therefor, on petition of Edward P. Hall and 
others. 

Article 33. To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to run rhe water line on Gould Road a distance of 
fifteen hundred-fifty* (1550) feet from the present dead end to a 
point near the Thompson property and appropriate the sum of 
seven thousand, eight hundred and fifty-five ($7855.00) dollars 
therefor, on petition of Kenneth H. Thompson and others. 

Article 34. To see if the town will raise and appropriate the 
sum of two thousand forty-one (S2041.63) dollars and sixty-three 
cents to reimburse Fredric S. O'Brien for the expense incurred by 
him in putting a water main and hydrant in Hidden Road and 
Sunset Rock Road, both public ways, on petition of Fredric S. 
O'Brien and others. 

Article 35. To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to install the water line on the westerly end of High 
Plain Road a distance of twelve hundred (1200) feet and appro- 
priate the sum of eleven thousand, nine hundred (SI 1900.00) 
dollars therefor, on petition of Anna M. Boutwell and others. 

Article 36. To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water line on Salem Street a distance 
of 3550 feet from the property owned by Fred A. Gould to a point 
opposite the Conway property at the corner of Jenkins Road and 
Salem Street and appropriate the sum of nineteen thousand, four 

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hundred and fifty ($19450.00) dollars therefor, on petition of 
John J. Conway and others. 

Article 37. To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main on Princeton Road and 
connect with Dartmouth Road a distance of five hundred and 
twenty-six (526) feet and appropriate the sum of three thousand 
one hundred and thirty-eight ($3138.00) dollars therefor, on 
petition of Herbert E. Dawson and others. 

Article 38. To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the present dead end 
on Spring Grove Road a distance of eight hundred and twenty- 
four (824) feet and appropriate the sum of five thousand, nine 
hundred and thirty-five ($5935.00) dollars therefor, on petition 
of Pauline Johnston and others. 

Article 39. To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the end of Holt 
Road around the corner of Holt Road to Wildwood Road, thence 
along Wildwood Road towards Main Street a distance of six 
hundred (600) feet and appropriate the sum of thirty-seven 
hundred ($3700.00) dollars therefor, on petition of Marion P. 
White and others. 

Article 40. To see if the town will vote to accept as a Public 
Way Dale Street from Andover Street northerly to a turning 
circle as approved by the Board of Survey and laid out by the 
Board of Selectmen and shown on plan of said way made June 
1948 by Dana F. Perkins, C.E. and on file at the office of the 
Town Clerk, on petition of Edmund F. Leland, Jr. and others. 

Article 41. To see if the town will vote to redetermine the 
assessment rate fixed for Sewer Assessments in accordance with 
Chapter 386 — Act 1895 and determine what charge will be made 
to the abutters for the construction of sewers as provided by 
Chapter 52 of the Act of 1948, on petition of Frederick P. Fitz- 
gerald and others. 

Article 42. To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to install a drainage system on the following streets: 
Yale Road; George Street; Dartmouth Road; between Yale Road 
and George Street ; Green Street; a section of Corbetl Street ; and 

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from William Street to the brook which is on the south side of 
William Street and appropriate the sum of forty-eight thousand 
($4800.00) dollars therefor, referred from Annual Town Meeting, 
March, 1948. 

Article 43. To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate $5000.00 and authorize the Board of Public Works to lay 
sewer in Topping Road and Franklin Avenue, on petition of 
Wilfred Laroche and others, referred from Special Town Meeting, 
May 18, 1948. 

Article 44. To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the sewer line on Chestnut Street a dis- 
tance of twelve hundred and fifty (1250) feet and appropriate the 
sum of seven thousand, three hundred and twenty-five ($7325.00) 
dollars therefor, on petition of Winthrop Newcomb and others. 

Article 45. To see if the town will vote to accept Dwight 
Street as shown on Street Acceptance Plan Prepared by Clinton 
F. Goodwin, C.E., as approved by the Board of Survey, the Trus- 
tees of Phillips Academy to pay all the expenses in connection 
with making said Street conform to said approved plan, and to 
discontinue that section of the road known as Highland Road, 
formerly called Back Street, lying between the Southerly line 
of Salem Street and the Northerly line of said Dwight Street, as 
shown on said plan, on petition of Philip K. Allen and others. 

Article 46. To see if the town will vote to accept as a public 
way Shipman Road from Elm Street northerly to Cheever Circle 
as laid out 50' in width as shown on a plan of said road made 
August 1948 by Clinton Goodwin, Engineer and on file at the 
office of the Town Clerk, on petition of Frederick E. Cheever and 
others. 

Article 47. To see if the town will vote to accept as a public 
way West Knoll Road from South Main Street easterly to a 
turning circle as laid out 40' in width as shown on a plan of said 
road made April, 1948 by Clinton F. Goodwin, Engineer and on 
file at the office of the Town Clerk, on petition of Hugh Bullock 
and others. 

Article 48. To see if the town will vote to accept as a public 
way Marwood Drive from Lowell Street southerly to a turning 

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circle as laid out 40' in width as shown on a plan of said way made 
August 1948 by Clinton F. Goodwin, Engineer and on file at the 
office of the Town Clerk, on petition of Claude P. Woodworth 
and others. 

Article 49. To see if the town will vote to accept as a public 
way and name Cornell Road, as approved by the Board of Survey, 
and laid out by the Board of Selectmen, as shown on a plan en- 
titled "Acceptance Plan for Cornell Road, Andover, Mass. made 
January, 1949 by Ralph B. Brasseur, Civil Engineer, Haverhill, 
Mass." Both plan and description referred to being on file at the 
Town Clerk's office, on petition of Edward Murach, and others. 

Article 50. To see if the town will vote to accept as a public 
way and name "Elm Court" as approved by the Planning Board 
and as laid out by the Board of Selectmen as shown on a plan 
entitled "Acceptance Plan for Elm Court, Andover, Mass., made 
January 1941 by Morse, Dickinson and Goodwin, Engineers, 
Haverhill, Mass." on petition of Miss Mary C. Connor and others. 

Article 51. To see if the Inhabitants of the Town of An- 
dover will vote to revoke their vote of March 9, 1942 approving 
Artile 24 of the Warrant of the meeting of said date by which 
Virginia Road was accepted as a public way, and to accept instead 
as a public way and name Virginia Road as approved by the 
Planning Board and laid out by the Board of Selectmen as shown 
on a plan entitled "Revised Plan of a Portion of Tantallon 
Development, Andover, Massachusetts" made September, 1948 
by Charles E. Cyr, C.E., Lawrence, Massachusetts, on file in the 
office of the Town Clerk," on petition of Carl H. Stevens and 
others. 

Article 52. To see if the town will vote to accept as a Public 
Way, Castle Heights Road, so called, for a distance of 542 feet, 
westerly from the westerly line of North Main Street, as approved 
by the Board of Survey, and laid out by the Board of Selectmen, 
and as shown on a plan with descriptions dated January 1942, 
drawn by Morse, Dickinson, and Goodwin, Engineers, Haverhill, 
Mass. on the petition of Sylvia K. Goldman and others. 

Article 53. To see if the town will vote to accept as a Public 
Way, Joyce Terrace so-called, for a distance of 463 feet southerly 

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from the southerly line of Castle Heights Road, so-called, as 
approved by the Board of Survey and laid out by the Board of 
Selectmen; and as shown on a plan with descriptions dated Jan- 
uary 1942 drawn by Morse, Dickinson and Goodwin, Engineers, 
Haverhill, Mass., on petition of Sylvia K. Goldman and others. 

Article 54. To see if the town will vote to purchase or seize 
by eminent domain a portion of land owned by John Gardner 
Green on the southwesterly side of Dascomb Road for a distance 
of approximately three hundred (300) feet along Dascomb Road 
and approximately thirty (30) feet wide to include slope rights 
and to construct a low retaining wall and raise and appropriate 
the sum of fifteen hundred ($1500.00) dollars therefor on petition 
of John W. Hall, Sr. and others. 

Article 55. To see if the town will vote to accept the report 
of the Nathan C. Hamblin Memorial Committee and to appro- 
priate $800.00 to be spent under the direction of the School 
Committee, Superintendent of Schools, Trustees of Punchard 
Free School and the Principal of Punchard High School, on peti- 
tion of the Nathan C. Hamblin Memorial Committee. 

Article 56. To see if the town will vote to accept the pro- 
visions of Chapter 588 of the Acts of 1948, an act authorizing an 
increase of $200.00 a year in the amounts of pensions payable to 
certain former public employees who have been retired. 

Article 57. To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning 
By-Law by extending the Business District on the Easterly side 
of Bartlet Street from the center line of Rogers Brook southerly 
for a distance of 50' thence easterly a distance of 125' and parallel 
to the original southerly line of the Business District, on petition 
of Irving G. Clark and others. 

Article 58. To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
Moderator to appoint a committee of five to revise the Building 
Laws and report at the next annual Town Meeting. 

Article 59. To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of forty-five hundred ($4500.00) dollars for the 
purpose of eliminating a hazardous condition on the northerly end 
of Argilla Road and intersection of Lowell Street and accept a 
plan thereof to be filed with the Town Clerk and mutually agreed 

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upon by the abutters or donors of the land and the members of the 
Board of Public Works; the above sum to include a reasonable 
figure for land which must be mutually agreed upon by the pres- 
ent owners and the members of the Board of Public Works with 
the understanding if not mutually agreed upon, it will not be 
seized by eminent domain; the sum will also provide for a drain- 
age pipe, fencing and sufficient road building material to complete 
the entire proposed improvement and will vote that upon com- 
pletion of said relocation of that portion of Argilla Road, that 
section of Argilla Road as located between Lowell Street and a 
point opposite the property of Mrs. Helen Strumpfman be dis- 
continued and abandoned as a public way, on petition of Arthur 
R. Lewis and others. 

Article 60. To see if the town will vote to accept $3737.25, 
received in 1948, for perpetual care of lots in Spring Grove 
Cemtery, and $255.00 for placing flowers on four graves in the 
same cemetery, and $200.00 for perpetual care of a lot in the 
South Church Cemetery, on petition of Thaxter Eaton, Treas- 
urer. 

Article 61. To determine what disposition shall be made of 
unexpended appropriations and free cash in the treasury. 

Article 62. To act upon the report of the Town Officers. 

Article 63. To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting attested 
copies and publication thereof, seven days at least before the 
time and place of said meeting as directed by the By-Laws of the 
town. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your 
doings thereon, at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this fourth day of February, A.D. 1949. 

Roy E. Hardy 

J. Everett Collins 

Selectmen of Andover 



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Andover, Mass. 



TOWN OF 

ANDOVER 

MASSACHUSETTS 




ANNUAL REPORT 

of the 

TOWN OFFICERS 



For the Fiscal Year Ending 
DECEMBER 31, 1949 



INDEX 



PAGE 

Accounting Taxes and Assessments 78 

Aid to Dependent Children 62 

Animal Inspector 46 

Appropriations for 1949 40 

Armistice Day 72 

Assessors 45, 104 

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax 79 

Municipal Properties and Public 

Improvements 106 

Balance Sheet 92 

Board of Appeals 1 13 

Board of Health 52, 129 

Board of Public Welfare 61, 107 

Aid to Dependent Children 62 

Infirmary 63, 123 

Old Age Assistance 62 

Veterans' Services 64, 110 

Board of Public Works 170 

Accounts Receivable 83 

Administrative and Office 68 

Assessments and Receipts 80 

Bridges 57, 59 

Highways 56 

Sewers 54 

Sidewalks 58 

Snow Removal and Sanding 60 

Superintendent's Report 171 

Town Engineer 179 

Trucks, Garage and Repair Shop 56 

Water Maint. and Construction 74 

Bonds, Redemption of See Town Debt 

Building Inspector 50, 131 

Cemetery Funds 86 

Com. on Capital Expenditures 116 

Committee to Revise Building Lawsl38 

Damages to Persons and Property 7 1 

Departmental Accounts Receivable 82 

Director of Accounts 35 

Dog Officer 46 

Election and Registration 47 

Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital 53 
Expenditures for 1949 43 



General Government 
Election and Registration 
Municipal Buildings 
Town Officers 

Highways 

Insurance 
Interest 

Jury List 

Maturing Debt 
Memorial Day 
Memorial Hall Library 

Library Statistics 

Report of Librarian 

Trustees 
Milk Inspector 
Moderator 
Moth Suppression 
Moth Assessments 
Motor Vehicles Excise Tax 
Municipal Buildings 
Municipal Properties and Public 

Improvements 

Old Age Assistance 
Overlay 



PAGE 

47 

47 

4 

56 

72 

77 

158 

77 

73 

67, 91 

169 

163 

162 

130 

45 

136 

80 

79 

47 

106 

62 
83 



51 



Parking Meters 
Parks and Playgrounds 
Planning Board 
Playground Committee 
Police Department 
Public Dump 

Receipts for 1949 
Recreation Committee 
Reserve Fund 
Retirement Report 



Finance Committee 


46 


Fire Department 


48, 125 


Forest Fires 


52 



*School Department 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 50, 

Selectmen 

Sewers 

Assessments 
Snow Removal and Sanding 

*Also see School Report 



70 

69 

47, 115 

69 

48, 126 

53 

41 

71, 118 

78 

99 

65 
133 
43 
54 
80 
60 



Spring Grove Cemetery 
Street Lighting 



PAGE 

76, 109 
61 



Tax Collector 44, 102 

Summary of Tax Collector's Cash 

Account 103 

Tax Title Account 82 

Town Accountant 39, 44 

Accounting Taxes and Assessments 78 

Appropriations for 1949 40 

Balance Sheet 92 

Board of Public Works Accounts 

Receivable 83 

Departmental A ccounts Receivable 8 2 

Director of Accounts 35 

Expenditures for 1949 43 

John Cornell Fund 85 

Maturing Debt 77 

Overlay 83 

Receipts for 1949 41 

Reserve Fund 78 

Surplus Revenue 84 

Town Debt 98 

* Trustees of Punchard Free School 88 

Water Accounts Receivable 83 





PAGE 


Town Counsel 


46 


Town Debt 


98 


Town Infirmary 


63, 123 


Town Meetings 




Proceedings 


14 


Warrants 


9, 185 


Town Officers 


4 


Town Reports 


73 


Town Scales 


73 


Treasurer 


44, 101 


Tree Warden 


52, 134 


Trust Funds 


87 


*Trustees of Punchard Free School 88 


Veterans' Housing Project 


70 


Veterans' Quarters 


71, 72 


Veterans' Services 


64, 110 


Vital Statistics 


34 



Town Clerk 



34,45 



Water Accounts Receivable 83 

Water and Sewerage Investigation 121 
Water Maint. and Construction 74 
Wire Inspector 50, 132 

*Also see School Report 



Town Officers 

ELECTED AND APPOINTED 



Moderator 
Arthur Sweeney 

Board of Selectmen and Public Welfare 
Roy E. Hardy, Chairman Term expires 1951 

J. Everett Collins, Secretary Term expires 1950 

Sidney P. White Term expires 1952 

George H. Winslow, Clerk 
Arthur W. Cole, Agent, Bureau, Old Age Assistance, Welfare 

Board 
Francis P. Markey, Veterans' Affairs Agent 

Board of Assessors 

Roy E. Hardy, Chairman Term expires 1951 

J. Everett Collins Term expires 1950 

Sidney P. White Term expires 1952 

Town Clerk 
George H. Winslow Term expires 1951 

Collector of Taxes 
James P. Christie Term expires 1952 

Treasurer 
Thaxter Eaton Term expires 1950 

Town Accountant Town Counsel 

George C. Napier Walter C. Tomlinson 

Board of Retirement 

George C. Napier, Chairman Term expires 1952 

Edmond E. Hammond Term expires 1952 

George H. Winslow, Secretary Term expires 1950 

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Board of Public Works 



Sidney P. White, Chairman 

P. Leroy Wilson 

Edward A. Doyle, Secretary 

John H. Kelly 

Alexander H. Henderson 

Warren O. Petersen, Town Engineer 

Edward R. Lawson, Superintendent 

School Committee 
Dorothy T. Partridge 
Katharine A. Baldwin 
Vincent F. Stulgis 
Gordon C. Colquhoun, Chairman 
William A. Doherty, Secretary 
Kenneth L. Sherman, Superintendent 



Term expires 1950 
Term expires 1951 
Term expires 1951 
Term expires 1952 
Term expires 1952 



Term expires 1950 
Term expires 1950 
Term expires 1950 
Term expires 1951 
Term expires 1952 



Attendance Officer 
John Campbell 



School Physician 
Philip W. Blake, M.D. 



Athletic Medical Director 
John J. McArdle, Jr., M.D. 



School Nurse 
Ruth E. Westcott, R.N. 



Director, Continuation School 
Carl M. Gahan 

Board of Health 
Percy J. Look, M.D.', Chairman Term expires 1952 

William V. Emmons Term expires 1950 

Charles O. McCullom Term expires 1951 

Lotta M. Johnson, R.N., Nurse and Agent 
Robert A. Walsh, Milk Inspector 

Inspector of Slaughtering 
Ray S. Youmans 



Inspector of Buildings 
Ralph W. Coleman 



Inspector of Plumbing 

Alexander Thomson 



Planning Board and Board of Survey 
Sidney P. White, Chairman Term expires 1952 

Leon A. Field Term expires 1953 



Walter Tomlinson 
Frederick E. Cheever 
Kirk R. Batcheller 



Term expires 1954 
Term expires 1950 
Term expires 1951 



Inspector of Wires 
William J. Young 



Sealer of Weights and Measures 
Joseph Serio 
Wilson Crawford, Deputy 



Inspector of Animals 
Hart well B. Abbot 

Trustees of Memorial Hall Library 

Winsor Gale, Chairman Term expires 1955 

Arthur W. Reynolds, Treasurer Term expires 1950 

William N. Perry, Secretary Term expires 1954 

Ernest D. Walen Term expires 1951 

Leo F. Daley Term expires 1952 

Alan R. Blackmer Term expires 1953 

Caroline P. Leavitt Term expires 1956 



Trustees of Punch ard Free School 
Rev. Frederick B. Noss, President 
Rev. John S. Moses 
Rev. John G. Gaskill 

Edmond E. Hammond, Clerk and Treasurer 
Fred W. Doyle 
Roy E. Hardy 
Harry Sellars 
Charles C. Kimball 



Term expires 1952 
Term expires 1952 
Term expires 1952 
Term expires 1952 
Term expires 1952 



Trustees of Cornell Fund 



Edward P. Hall 


Term expires 1950 


Arthur W. Cole 


Term expires 1951 


Frederick E. Cheever, Treasurer 

6 


Term expires 1952 



Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery 



Frank R. Petty, Chairman 
Malcolm E. Lundgren 
Albert E. Curtis 
Clifford E. Marshall 
Frederick E. Cheever 
Jesse E. West, Superintendent 



Term expires 1951 
Term expires 1950 
Term expires 1951 
Term expires 1952 
Term expires 1952 



Board of Registrars 
Ralph A. Bailey, Chairman Term expires 1951 

Walter F. McDonald Term expires 1950 

Eugene A. Zalla Term expires 1952 

George H. Winslow, Clerk 



Finance Committee 
Howell M. Stillman, Chairman 
Stanley F. Swan ton, Secretary 
Victor Mill, Jr. 
Dr. Harry V. Byrne 



George E. Abbot 
Harold G. Bowen 
Ellsworth H. Lewis 



Recreation Committee 
Stafford A. Lindsay, Chairman Alan F. Dunlop 

George A. Stanley, Jr. Francis L. Caverly 

Edward J. Lefebvre 

Superintendent of Moth Department 
George R. Abbott Appointed Annually 



George R. Abbott 



Tree W 7 arden 



Term expires 1950 



Board of Appeals 
James S. Eastham, Chairman 
Roy E. Hardy, Secretary 
Edward P. Hall 

Walter C. Tomlinson, Associate Member 
Leon A. Field, Associate Member 

7 



Term expires 1952 
Term expires 1950 
Term expires 1951 



Fire Department 

Charles E. Buchan, Chief 

Charles E. Buchan, Forest Warden 

Police Department 

George A. Dane, Chief 

George A. Dane, Dog Officer 

Constables 

George A. Dane Term expires 1950 

George N. Sparks Term expires 1950 

J. Lewis Smith Term expires 1950 

TOWN OF ANDOVER 

Population, 1945 Census— 11920 

Registered Voters 1949—7330 

POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS INCLUDING ANDOVER 

Senators 
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., Beverly Leverett Saltonstall, Dover 

Fifth Congressional District 
Edith Nourse Rogers, 444 Andover St., Lowell 

Fifth Councillor District 
Cornelius J. Twomey, 176 Phillips St., Lawrence 

Fourth Essex Senatorial District 
John W. Coddaire, Jr., 33 Westland Terr., Haverhill 

Fourth Essex Representative District 
J. Everett Collins, 35 Summer St., Andover 

Frank S. Giles, 373 Lowell St., Methuen 

William Longworth, 27 Stevens St., Methuen 

Essex County Commissioners 
Arthur A. Thompson, Methuen 

C. F. Nelson Pratt, Saugus 

J. Fred Manning, Lynn 

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Annual Town Meeting 

MARCH 7, 1949 



Agreeably to a Warrant signed by the Selectmen, February 
4th, 1949, the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover, qualified to 
vote in Elections and Town Affairs, met and assembled at the 
designated polling places in Precincts One, Two, Three, Four, 
Five and Six, viz: The Central Fire Station in Precinct One; the 
Square and Compass Hall in Precinct Two; the Sacred Heart 
School, Balmoral Street, Shawsheen Village, in Precinct Three; 
the Andover Grange Hall in Precinct Four; the Fire Station, 
corner Andover Street and Clark Road, Ballard vale, in Precinct 
Five and the Peabody House, Phillips Street, in Precinct Six, in 
said Andover on Monday, the seventh day of March, 1949, at 
7 :00 o'clock A.M. to act upon the following articles: 

Essex, ss Andover, March 7, 1949 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one of 
the Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the inhabi- 
tants of said town, to meet at the time and places and for the 
purposes stated in said warrant, by posting a true and attested 
copy of the same, on the Town House, on each Schoolhouse and in 
no less than five other public places where bills and notices are 
usually posted and by publication in the Andover Townsman. 
Said warrants have been posted and published seven days. 

George N. Sparks, Constable 

Article 1 . Election of Officers 

Took up Article 1 and proceeded to vote for Town Officers. 
The Ballot boxes were found to be empty and registered 0000. 
The Polls were open at seven o'clock A.M. and closed at seven 
o'clock P.M. The total number of ballots cast was 4027-viz: 
Precinct 1-1029, Precinct 2-804, Precinct 3-775, Precinct 4-396, 
Precinct 5-384, Precinct 6-639. 

Moderator — for One Year 
Precincts 
12 3 4 5 6 
865 621 661 337 315 546 Arthur Sweeney 3345 

164 183 114 59 69 93 Blanks 682 



Collector of Taxes — for Three Years 
Precincts 
12 3 4 5 6 

900 661 675 347 338 558 James P. Christie 3479 

10 George Connors 1 

129 142 100 49 46 81 Blanks 547 

Selectman — for Three Years 

350 325 293 46 69 215 Louis E. Gleason 1298 
341 192 161 129 214 156 Edward P. Hall 1193 
327 274 305 216 97 253 Sidney P. White 1472 

11 13 16 5 4 15 Blanks 64 

Assessor — for Three Years 

359 325 294 42 77 222 Louis E. Gleason 1319 

351 195 165 139 217 158 Edward P. Hall 1225 
311 264 294 200 87 245 Sidney P. White 1401 

8 20 22 15 3 14 Blanks 82 

Board of Public Works — two for Three Years 

307 229 351 139 110 187 George F. Dufton 1323 

32 67 26 16 28 29 Howard S. Eldredge 198 

369 272 188 204 225 238 Alexander H. Henderson 1496 

223 143 265 81 63 108 Douglas N. Howe 883 

395 348 180 55 107 272 John H.Kelly 1357 

301 160 177 85 93 192 Walter E. Mondale 1008 

147 121 143 111 34 83 Alexander Ritchie 639 

284 268 220 101 108 169 Blanks 1150 

School Committee — for Three Years 

397 173 311 125 111 259 Eugene A. Bernardin, Jr. 1376 

582 593 413 232 248 348 William A. Doherty 2416 

50 38 51 39 25 32 Blanks 235 

Board of Health — for Three Years 

884 656 677 345 336 572 Percy J. Look 3470 

145 148 98 51 48 67 Blanks 557 

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Trustee of Memorial Hall Library — for seven years 
Precincts 
12 3 4 5 6 

824 575 635 327 293 528 Caroline P. Leavitt 3182 

205 229 140 69 91 111 Blanks 845 

Planning Board — for Five Years 

820 569 646 324 296 519 Walter C. Tomlinson 3174 

209 235 129 72 88 120 Blanks 853 

Trustees of Punchard Free School — Five for Three Years 

791 554 606 335 287 526 Fred W. Doyle 3099 

756 507 547 291 268 504 Edmond E. Hammond 2873 

787 530 577 303 272 521 Roy E. Hardy 2990 

749 503 546 289 255 507 Charles C. Kimball 2849 

756 516 546 293 272 502 Harry Sellars 2885 

1306 1410 1053 469 566 635 Blanks 5439 



Andover Housing Authority 

631 464 520 250 224 422 Douglas Crocket 2511 

709 470 524 249 311 432 Ernest N. Hall 2695 

676 432 488 228 222 440 Charles G. Hatch 2486 

685 434 478 226 239 450 Winthrop Newcomb 2512 

404 337 343 161 148 240 Fredric S. O'Brien 1633 

1011 1079 747 470 392 572 Blanks 4271 

Constables — for One Year 

869 645 628 330 309 536 George A. Dane 3317 

810 554 592 306 277 509 J. Lewis Smith 3048 

815 594 588 312 326 521 George N. Sparks 3156 

593 619 517 240 240 351 Blanks 2560 



All the foregoing officers were voted for on one ballot and the check 
lists were used. 



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REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT 1 

Andover, March 7, 1949 
Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge, Rowland W. Luce. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 1028. Number of 
ballots received 1643. Number of ballots returned 621. Number of 
ballots cast 1027. Police officer on duty, John Campbell. Voted to 
count ballots at 8:00 A.M. 

Harold R. Barcroft, Acting Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT 2 

Andover, March 7, 1949 
Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge, Mark Keane. Ballot 
box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 7 P.M. 
Ballot box registered when polls closed, 805. Number of ballots 
received 1616. Number of ballots returned, 811. Number of ballots 
cast, 804. Police officer on duty, David Nicoll. Voted to count 
ballots at 9 A.M. 

Norman K. MacLeish, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT 3 

Andover, March 7, 1949 
Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge, Stafford A. Lindsay. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed, 775. Number of 
ballots received, 1511. Number of ballots returned, 736. Number 
of ballots cast, 775. Police officer on duty, Frank Koza. Voted to 
count ballots at 7:10 A.M. 

Michael A. Burke, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT 4 

Andover, March 7, 1949 
Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge, Francis E. Wilson. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed, 396. Number of 
ballots received, 744. Number of ballots returned, 348. Number 
of ballots cast, 396. Police officer on duty, Henry E. Smith. Voted 
to count ballots at 10:00 A.M. 

Frederick J. Kearn, Clerk 

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REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT 5 

Andover, March 7, 1949 
Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge, Clester E. Mat- 
thews. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed 
at 7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed, 384. Number of 
ballots received, 627. Number of ballots returned, 243. Number 
of ballots cast, 384. Police officer on duty, George N. Sparks. 
Voted to count ballots at 10:30 A.M. 

Eugene A. Zalla, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT 6 

Andover, March 7, 1949 
Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge, Ralph A. Bailey. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed, 639. Number of 
ballots received, 1189. Number of ballots returned, 550. Number 
of ballots cast, 639. Police officer on duty, Robert V. Deyermond. 
Voted to count ballots at 8:30 A.M. 

John M. Lynch, Clerk 

After final action of Article one, the said meeting was adjourned 
by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39 of the General Laws to Mon- 
day, March 14th, at 7 o'clock P.M. at the Memorial Auditorium. 



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Adjourned Town Meeting 

MARCH 14, 1949 



The check lists were used for admittance and showed 1010 
voters present. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 o'clock 
P.M. by Arthur Sweeney, Moderator. 

Prayer was offered by Rev. John S. Moses. 

Salute to the flag led by J. Everett Collins. 

Unanimous consent of the meeting was voted to admit: 
Thomas Burnett, Peter Caswell, Calvin Hatch, William Hood, 
Dorothy Hastings, Russell Johnson, Lucille Spinella, John 
Kemper, Jean Hardisty, Frank McCarthy, Jr., M. J. Stone, 
William S. and Jean Brimer, Alghi Shlakis, Howard L. Norton, 
Jr., Esther M. Norton, Stephen H. Pettit. 

The warrant and return of service by the constable was read by 
the Town Clerk. 

Article 1 — To elect a Moderator for one year, Collector of 
Taxes for three years, a Selectman for three years, an Assessor 
for three years, two members of the Board of Public Works for 
three years, a member of the Board of Health for three years, one 
member of the School Committee for three years, a member of 
the Planning Board for five years, a Trustee of Memorial Hall 
Library for seven years, five trustees of Punchard Free School 
for three years, three Constables for one year, and all town officers 
required by law to be elected by ballot. 

All the above candidates to be voted for on one ballot. The 
polls will be open from 7 :00 o'clock A.M. to 7 :00 o'clock P.M. 

The Town Clerk announced the result of balloting March 7th 
and the Moderator declared the following elected. 

Arthur Sweeney, Moderator for One Year. 

James P. Christie, Collector of Taxes for Three Years. 

Sidney P. White, Selectman for Three Years. 

Sidney P. White, Assessor for Three Years. 

Alexander H. Henderson, Board of Public Works for Three 
Years. 

John H. Kelly, Board of Public Works for Three Years. 

William A. Doherty, School Committee for Three Years. 

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Percy J. Look, Board of Health for Three Years. 

Caroline P. Leavitt, Trustee of Memorial Hall Library for 
seven years. 

Walter C. Tomlinson, Planning Board for five years. 

Fred W. Doyle, Trustee of Punchard Free School for three 
years. 

Edmond E. Hammond, Trustee of Punchard Free School for 
Three Years. 

Roy E. Hardy, Trustee of Punchard Free School for Three 
Years. 

Charles C. Kimball, Trustee of Punchard Free School for 
Three Years. 

Harry Sellars, Trustee of Punchard Free School for Three 
Years. 

Ernest N. Hall, Andover Housing Authority for Five Years. 

Winthrop Newcomb, Andover Housing Authority for Four 
Years. 

Douglas Crocket, Andover Housing Authority for Two Years. 

Charles G. Hatch, Andover Housing Authority for One Year. 

George A. Dane, Constable for One Year. 

J. Lewis Smith, Constable for One Year. 

George N. Sparks, Constable for One Year. 

Article 2 — To elect all other officers not required by law to be 
elected by ballot. 

Upon motion of Mr. Hardy and duly seconded, it was VOTED, 
that Frederick E. Cheever be elected Trustee of Cornell Fund for 
three years. 

Article 3 — To establish the salary of elected Town Officers for 
the ensuing year. 

It was VOTED to establish the salaries of the elected Town 
Officers for the ensuing year as follows: (each item being voted 
on separately) 
Chairman, Board of Selectmen, per annum $ 400.00 

Two members at $300. each, per annum 600.00 

Board of Assessors 

Three members at $400. each per annum 1200.00 

Board of Public Welfare 

Three members at $100. each per annum 300.00 

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Town Clerk 

Collector of Taxes 

Town Treasurer 

Moth Superintendent and Tree Warden 

combined salary for both per week 
Board of Health 

Three members at SI 00. each per annum 
Secretary of the Board of Public Works 
Treasurer, Library Trustees 



S3238.00 
3158.00 
3158.00 

56.00 

300 , 00 
100.00 
100.00 



Article 4 — To determine what sums of monev 
priated for the following purposes: 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was 
and appropriate the following sums of money, 
voted on separately: 
American Legion 
Veterans of Foreign Wars 
Disabled American Veterans 
Armistice Day 
Memorial Day 
Aid to Dependent Children 
Veterans Services 
Old Age Assistance 
Public Welfare 
Retirement Fund 
Damages to Persons and Property 
Elections and Registrations- 
Insurance 

Essex T.B. Hospital 
Recreation 
Public Dump 
Printing Town Report 
Selectmen 
Treasurer 
Collector of Taxes 
Accountant 
Assessors 
Town Clerk 
Moderator 
Town Counsel 



7 shall be appro- 

YOTED to raise 
each item being 

S 600.00 

600.00 

480.00 

150.00 

1250.00 

11000.00 

12187.00 

61000.00 

18000.00 

20242.00 

500.00 

2807 . 00 

16500.00 

14732.52 

8164.00 

1280.00 

1279.30 

2611.00 

4385 . 00 

6756.00 

4404.00 

7938.00 

5422.00 

20.00 

750.00 



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Finance Committee 

Planning Board and Survey 

Dog Officer 

Animal Inspector 

Building Inspector 

Town Scales 

Inspector of Wires 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Municipal Building (incl. $6.05 unpaid bills) 

Infirmary 

Moth Suppression 

Police Department (inc. $2800. of Parking Meter 

receipts) (inc. $36.14 of 1948 unpaid bill) 
Fire Department 
Brush Fires 
Interest 

Retirement of Bonds 
Tree Warden 
Board of Health 
Care of T.B. Patients 

Trustees of Memorial Library (plus dog tax) 
Spring Grove Cemetery 

School Committee (inc. $416.96 1948 unpaid bill) 
Highway Maintenance 
Water Maintenance 
Parks 

Sewer Maintenance 
Snow Removal and Sanding (incl. plowing of private 

ways and $2000.00 for B.P.W. equip, if needed) 
Truck, Garage and Repair Shop 
Street Lighting 
Administrative and Office 

Total Departmental 

Special Articles 

Article 5 — Extending water system 

Article 8 — New whistle machine, Central Fire Station 

Article 9 — New whistle machine, B.V. Fire Station 

Article 10— Utility Truck, Fire Dept. 

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$ 20. 


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200. 


00 


225. 


00 


350. 


00 


1100. 


00 


200. 


00 


750. 


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600. 


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6678. 


05 


12000. 


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7850.00 


61963. 


14 


69212. 


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1800. 


00 


3388. 


,75 


39000 


.00 


10800. 


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5280 


00 


5000 


.00 


25146 


.23 


15498. 


.00 


316244.00 


61300 


.00 


49450.00 


6200 


.00 


6400 


.00 


15000 


.00 


10450 


.00 


22000 


.00 


16500 


.00 


S970862 


.99 


$20000.00 


450 


.00 


1000 


.00 


2000 


.00 



A rticle 12 — Aero-mist Spraying Machine, Moth Dept. $2300 . 00 

A rticle 13 — Chapter 90 Highway maintenance 3000 . 00 

Article 14 — Improvement No. Main St. and Main St. 3500 . 00 

($10500.00 to be transferred from surplus revenue) 

Article 15— Sidewalks 4000 . 00 

Article 16 — Power lawn mower 935 .00 

Article 17— Light truck, B.P.W. 1600.00 

Article 19— Repair Andover St. bridge 6250.00 

Amount over $2750. must be approved by Finance Com. 
Article 21 — Sewer Pump House, Riverina Rd. (Equip.) 2500.00 

Article 22— Widening land Chestnut Street 450.00 

Article 24— Portable Bleachers 2500 . 00 

Article 25 — Public schools survey 1500.00 

Article 26 — Vocational education 980.00 
Article 31 — Reimbursement to Charles Dufton — 

Water Main 486.38 
Article 34 — Reimbursement to Fredric O'Brien 

Water Main 2041.63 

A rticle 43 — Sewer Topping Rd. and Franklin Ave. 5000 . 00 

Article 44— Sewer Chestnut St. 7325 . 00 
Article 54 — Dascomb Rd., widening and retaining wall 1500.00 



Total Special articles $69318 . 01 

Total Budget and Special Articles $1040181 . 00 

A riicle 5 — To see if the town will raise and appropriate the sum 
of $20000.00 for the purpose of extending the water system of the 
Town of Andover, all work to be done under the supervision of the 
Board of Public Works and no work to be started until approved 
by a majority vote of that Board. 

It was first VOTED to take up Articles 27 through 30, 32 and 
33, 35 through 39 for consideration with Article 5. It was further 
VOTED to raise and appropriate $20000.00 for such water ex- 
tensions as the Board of Public Works may deem advisable, after 
obtaining approval of Board of Selectmen and Finance Com- 
mittee. 

Article 6 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of $1375.00 with the turn-in of the 1947 Plymouth Sedan, 
for a new automobile for the Police Department. 

Article defeated. 

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Article 7 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
$2000.00 to purchase a car for the use of the Fire Department 
and use the trade-in value of a 1941 Ford sedan as part of the 
purchase price. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED Article 7 be with- 
drawn. 

Article 8 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
$450.00 to cover the cost and installation of a new whistle ma- 
chine at the Central Fire Station. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and appro- 
priate $450.00 under Article 8. 

Article 9 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
$1000.00 to cover the cost and installation of a new whistle 
machine for the Ballard vale Fire Station. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and appro- 
priate $1000.00 under Article 9. 

A Hide 10 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
$3000.00 to purchase a wire truck for use of the Fire Department 
Signal Division. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and appro- 
priate $2000.00 to purchase and equip a utility truck for use by 
Fire Department as service and repair truck. The turn-in received 
from a 1941 sedan will be used as part payment of the purchase 
price. 

Article 11 — To see if the town will vote to adopt the following 
by-law; same to take effect July 1, 1949: — 

"The hours of duty of the permanent members of the Fire 
Department shall be so established by the Selectmen and/or the 
Chief of the Fire Department so that the average weekly hours of 
duty in any year, other than the hours during which such mem- 
bers may be summoned and kept on duty because of conflagra- 
tions or emergencies, shall not exceed fifty-six (56) hours in num- 
ber," on petition of William G. Coutts and others. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to adopt the by- 
law under Article 11 as read. 

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Article 12 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of twenty-three hundred ($2300) dollars for the purchase 
of an aero-mist spraying machine for use in the Moth Department, 
in the control of insects including the Elm Bark Beetle carrier 
of the Dutch Elm Disease ; and authorize the sale of an old Guptill 
solid stream sprayer. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and appro- 
priate $2300.00 under Article 12. 

Article 13 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from unappropriated available funds in the treasury, 
a sum of money for Chapter 90, Highway Maintenance, or take 
any action in relation thereto. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and appro- 
priate $3000.00 under Article 13. 

Article 14 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
a sum of thirty-five hundred ($3500.00) dollars for the improve- 
ment of North Main Street and Main Street; said money to be 
used in conjunction with any money which may be allotted by the 
State or County, or both, for this purpose, on petition of the 
Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED that the sum of 
$3500.00 be raised and appropriated to meet the town's share of 
the cost of Chapter 90 Highway Construction, and that, in addi- 
tion, the sum of $10500.00 be transferred from surplus revenue to 
meet the State and County's share of the cost of the work, the 
reimbursements from the State and County to be restored, upon 
their receipt to surplus revenue. 

Article 15 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to repair and build sidewalks and appropriate the sum 
of seventy-five hundred ($7500.00) dollars therefor, on petition of 
the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED that the sum of 
$4000.00 be raised and appropriated under Article 15. 

Article 16 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to purchase a power lawn mower and appropriate the 
sum of nine hundred and thirty-five ($935.00) dollars therefor 

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and that the price allowed for one old mower be used as part pay- 
ment for the new mower, on petition of the Board of Public 
Works. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED that the sum of 
$935.00 be raised and appropriated under Article 16. 

Article 17 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to purchase a light truck and appropriate the sum of 
sixteen hundred ($1600.00) dollars therefor and that the price 
allowed for a 1940, one-ton Dodge truck be used as part payment 
for the new truck, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and appro- 
priate $1600.00 under Article 17. 

Article 18 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of one thousand ($1000.00) dollars to be expended by the 
Board of Public Works, for the purpose of replacing sections of 
wooden fence with a more permanent type of fencing, on petition 
of the Board of Public Works. 

Article defeated. 

Article 19 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to repair the Andover Street bridge spanning the 
Shawsheen River in Ballardvale and appropriate the sum of six 
thousand, two hundred and fifty ($6250.00) dollars therefor, on 
petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and appro- 
priate $6250.00 under Article 19. Money in excess of $2750.00 be 
expended by the Board of Public Works on the approval of the 
Finance Committee, only. 

Article 20 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of thirty thousand ($30000.00) dollars to construct a new- 
bridge on Andover Street, Ballardvale, over the Shawsheen River 
and the work to proceed only on the approval of the Board of 
Selectmen, the Finance Committee and Board of Public Works, 
referred from Special Town Meeting, December 27, 1948. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED that Article 20 be 
withdrawn. 

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Article 21 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of twenty-five hundred ($2500.00) dollars for the purpose 
of remedying a hazardous condition in the Sewer Pump House on 
Riverina Road by replacing obsolete equipment with adequate 
automatic starters and controls, on petition of the Board of 
Public Works. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and appro- 
priate $2500.00 under Article 21. 

Article 22 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of four hundred and fifty ($450.00) dollars for the purpose 
of obtaining land from the Phillips Academy and George R. Ab- 
bott and others on Chestnut Street to enable the Board of Public 
Works to widen, relocate wall, excavate banking and remove 
trees on said street providing a plan is placed on file at the Town 
Clerk's office which will meet with the approval of the Phillips 
Academy Trustees and George R. Abbott and others, on petition 
of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and appro- 
priate $450.00 under Article 22. 

Article 23 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of sixty-five hundred ($6500.00) dollars for the purpose 
of modernizing the street lighting along North Main and Main 
Streets from the Lawrence-Andover line to the first sodium light 
at Chapel Avenue. It is recommended by the Board of Public 
Works that the present lighting be eliminated and that ninety-five 
(95) high intensity suspension type units be installed at a mount- 
ing height of not less than twenty-five feet, referred from Annual 
Town Meeting, March, 1948. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED that Article 23 be 
withdrawn. 

Article 24 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
$2500.00 to purchase portable bleachers for use at the Playstead, 
on petition of the Punchard Boosters Committee. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and appro- 
priate $2500.00 under Article 24. 

Article 25 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
$1500.00 to be expended for a survey of the Public School Build- 

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ings and facilities. This money to be spent under the direction 
of the Andover School Committee. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and appro- 
priate $1500.00 under Article 25. 

Article 26 — To see if the town will vote to authorize the School 
Committee to continue to maintain State-aided vocational edu- 
cation in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 74, General 
Laws and Acts amendatory thereto or dependent, thereon, and 
further raise and appropriate the sum of nine hundred and eighty 
($980.00) dollars therefor. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and appro- 
priate $980.00 dollars therefor, under Article 26. 

Article 27 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of Public 
Works to extend the ten-inch water main on Bailey Road a 
distance of eight hundred feet and appropriate the sum of nine 
thousand ($9000.00) dollars therefor, on petition of Arthur 
Brouillard and others. 

Article 27 referred to under Article 5. 

Article 28 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to extend the water main from the present dead end on 
Beacon Street a distance of four hundred (400) feet and appro- 
priate the sum of two thousand, two hundred and thirty-eight 
($2238.00) dollars therefor, on petition of Roger P. Raymond and 
others. 

Article 28 referred to under Article 5. 

Article 29 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to extend the water main from River Road northerly 
a distance of sixteen hundred and sixty-four (1664) feet along 
Brundrett Avenue and appropriate the sum of nine thousand 
($9000.00) dollars therefor, on petition of Arthur H. Maddox and 
others. 

Article 29 referred to under Article 5. 

Article 30 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to extend the water main from the present dead end on 
Canterbury Street for a distance of approximately 100 feet and 

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appropriate the sum of $500.00 therefor, on petition of Charles 
H. Dufton and others. 

Article 30 referred to under Article 5. 

Article 31 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of $486.38 to reimburse Charles H. Dufton for extending 
the 6-inch water main on Canterbury Street for a distance of 
approximately 150 feet, beyond the former dead end, said ex- 
tension having been completed in November, 1948 in accordance 
with plans and specifications of the Board of Public Works, on 
petition of Charles H. Dufton and others. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and appro- 
priate $486.38 under Article 31. 

Article 32 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to extend the water main from the present dead end on 
Flint Circle along Flint Circle a distance of four hundred (400) 
feet and appropriate the sum of twenty-one hundred ($2100.00) 
dollars therefor, on petition of Edward P. Hall and others. 

Article 32 referred to under Article 5. 

Article 33 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to run the water line on Gould Road a distance of fifteen 
hundred-fifty (1550) feet from the present dead end to a point 
near the Thompson property and appropriate the sum of seven 
thousand, eight hundred and fifty-five ($7855.00) dollars there- 
for, on petition of Kenneth H. Thompson and others. 
Article 33 referred to under Article 5. 

Article 34 — To see if the town will raise and appropriate the 
sum of two thousand forty-one ($2041.63) dollars and sixty- three 
cents to reimburse Fredric S. O'Brien for the expense incurred by 
him in putting a water main and hydrant in Hidden Road and 
Sunset Rock Road, both public ways, on petition of Fredric S. 
O'Brien and others. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and appro- 
priate $2041.63 under Article 34. 

Article 35 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to install the water line on the westerly end of High 

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Plain Road a distance of twelve hundred (1200) feet and appro- 
priate the sum of eleven thousand, nine hundred ($11900.00) 
dollars therefor, on petition of Anna M. Boutwell and others. 
Article 35 referred to under Article 5. 

Article 36 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to extend the water line on Salem Street a distance of 
3550 feet from the property owned by Fred A. Gould to a point 
opposite the Conway property at the Corner of Jenkins Road and 
Salem Street and appropriate the sum of nineteen thousand, four 
hundred and fifty ($19450.00) dollars therefor, on petition of 
John J. Conway and others. 

Article 36 referred to under Article 5. 

Article 37 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to extend the water main on Princeton Road and con- 
nect with Dartmouth Road a distance of five hundred and twenty- 
six (526) feet and appropriate the sum of three thousand one 
hundred and thirty-eight ($3138.00) dollars therefor, on petition 
of Herbert E. Dawson and others. 

Article 37 referred to under Article 5. 

Article 38 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to extend the water main from the present dead end 
on Spring Grove Road a distance of eight hundred and twenty- 
four (824) feet and appropriate the sum of five thousand, nine 
hundred and thirty-five ($5935.00) dollars therefor, on petition of 
Pauline Johnston and others. 

Article 38 referred to under Article 5. 

Article 39 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to extend the water main from the end of Holt Road 
around the corner of Holt Road to Wildwood Road, thence along 
Wildwood Road towards Main Street a distance of six hundred 
(600) feet and appropriate the sum of thirty-seven hundred 
($3700.00) dollars therefor, on petition of Marion P. White and 
others. 

Article 39 referred to under Article 5. 

Article 40 — To see if the town will vote to accept as a Public 
Way Dale Street from Andover Street northerly to a turning circle 

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as approved by the Board of Survey and laid out by the Board of 
Selectmen and shown on plan of said way made June 1948 by 
Dana F. Perkins, C.E. and on file at the office of the Town Clerk, 
on petition of Edmund F. Leland, Jr. and others. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to accept Article 
40 as read provided the island and fire plugs be removed from the 
street. 

Article 41 — To see if the town will vote to redetermine the 
assessment rate fixed for Sewer Assessments in accordance with 
Chapter 386-Act 1895 and determine what charges will be made 
to the abutters for the construction of sewers as provided by 
Chapter 52 of the Acts of 1948, on petition of Frederick P. Fitz- 
gerald and others. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED that Article 41 be 
referred to the Committee on Water and Sewerage Investigation 
and the Town Counsel for further study and report to the next 
annual Town Meeting, also to report to the Board of Public 
Works within six months a rate as recommended. 

Article 42 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to install a drainage system on the following streets: 
Yale Road; George Street; Dartmouth Road; between Yale 
Road and George Street ; Green Street ; a section of Corbett Street ; 
and from William Street to the brook which is on the south side of 
William Street and appropriate the sum of forty-eight thousand 
($48000.00) dollars therefor, referred from Annual Town Meeting, 
March, 1948. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED that Article 42 be 
withdrawn. 

Article 43 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate $5000.00 and authorize the Board of Public Works to lay 
sewer in Topping Road and Franklin Avenue, on petition of 
Wilfred Laroche and others, referred from Special Town Meeting, 
May 18, 1948. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to accept a right of 
way as laid out on a plan filed with the Town Clerk connecting 
Topping Road with Corbett Road for the purpose of constructing 
sewerage service and raise and appropriate the sum of five 

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thousand ($5000.00) dollars therefor and authorize the Board of 
Public Works to lay sewer in Topping Road along said right of 
way to a point on Corbett Road; no work to begin until ease- 
ments along way of right of way have been signed and approved 
by the Town Counsel. 

Article 44 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to extend the sewer line on Chestnut Street a distance 
of twelve hundred and fifty (1250) feet and appropriate the sum 
of seven thousand, three hundred and twenty-five ($7325.00) 
dollars therefor, on petition of Winthrop Newcomb and others. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to raise and appro- 
priate $7325.00 under Article 44. 

Article 45 — To see if the town will vote to accept Dwight 
Street as shown on Street Acceptance Plan prepared by Clinton 
F. Goodwin. C.E. as approved by the Board of Survey, the 
Trustees of Phillips Academy to pay all the expenses in connec- 
tion with making said Street conform to said approved plan, and 
to discontinue that section of the road known as Highland Road, 
formerly called Back Street, lying between the Southerly line of 
Salem Street and the Northerly line of said Dwight Street, as 
shown on said plan, on petition of Philip K. Allen and others. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to accept Article 

45 as read. 

Article 46 — To see if the town will vote to accept as a public 
way Shipman Road from Elm Street northerly to Cheever Circle 
as laid out 50' in width as shown on a plan of said road made 
August, 1948 by Clinton Goodwin, Engineer, and on file at the 
office of the Town Clerk, on petition of Frederick E. Cheever and 
others. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED to accept Article 

46 as read. 

Article 47 — To see if the town will vote to accept as a public 
way West Knoll Road from South Main Street easterly to a turn- 
ing circle as laid out 40' in width as shown on a plan of said road 
made April, 1948 by Clinton F. Goodwin, Engineer, and on file 

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at the office of the Town Clerk, on petition of Hugh Bullock and 
others. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was Voted to accept Article 47 
as read. 

Article 48 — To see if the town will vote to accept as a public 
way Marwood Drive from Lowell Street southerly to a turning 
circle as laid out 40 in width as shown on a plan of said way made 
August, 1948, by Clinton F. Goodwin, Engineer, and on file at the 
office of the Town Clerk, on petition of Claude P. Woodworth 
and others. 

Upon motion duly seconded it was VOTED that Article 48 be 
withdrawn. 

Article 49 — To see if the town will vote to accept as a public 
way and name Cornell Road, as approved by the Board of Sur- 
vey, and laid out by the Board of